News Release

U.S. Department of Labor to Provide Annual Agricultural Seminar In Edinburg, Texas, on January 16 & 17

EDINBURG, TX - The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will provide a training seminar for agricultural employers including growers, shippers, packers, and harvesters in Edinburg, Texas, on January 16 and 17, 2019.

Training will include information about the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (MSPA), Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, H-2A temporary agricultural worker and H-2B non-agricultural worker programs, and  Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting requirements, as well as other state and federal reporting requirements. WHD encourages growers, shippers, and harvesters to attend. Farm Labor Contractors will be able to renew their certification at the seminar. The training is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. 

For more information or to pre-register, call the Division's McAllen District office at 956-682-4631.

WHAT: Annual Wage and Hour Division Agricultural Seminar

WHEN: January 16 and 17, 2019
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

WHERE: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Small Business Development Center
CESS Building Suite 1.300
1407 E. Freddy Gonzalez Dr.
Edinburg, TX 78520

The training will be provided by members of the Division's Washington, D.C., and McAllen, Texas, offices as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Texas Department of Agriculture (TXDA), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USDA), and the IRS.

Wage and Hour Division
January 10, 2019
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Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
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Contact: Juan Rodriguez
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