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U.S. Department of Labor, Doña Ana Community College to Provide Seminar For Agricultural Industry Employers, Contractors and Others in Las Cruces

LAS CRUCES, NM - The U.S. Department of Labor, in collaboration with various federal and state agencies, and other stakeholders – including the Small Business Development Center at the Doña Ana Community College in Las Cruces, New Mexico – will host an educational outreach forum on February 11, 2020, for employers and others interested in information and guidance on regulations pertaining to agricultural employment.

Forum participants will discuss federal and state legal requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), H-2A: Temporary Agricultural Employment of Foreign Workers program, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New Mexico Minimum Wage and Office of Foreign Labor Certification (OFLC).

Organizers invite growers, farmers, shippers, contractors, farm labor contractors and agricultural buyers to attend. The event will include an introduction and an overview of the missions, responsibilities and functions of various agencies, including the EEOC, OFLC, New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and the Department’s Wage and Hour Division. In addition, farm labor contractors will be able to renew their certifications at the event.

WHAT: U.S. Department of Labor Agricultural Employer Seminar

WHEN:February 11, 2020 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., MT

WHERE:Doña Ana Community College Workforce Center
2345 Nevada Ave., #121
Las Cruces, NM 88001

Space is limited. Attendance is free, however, individuals who wish to attend must register by Feb. 7. Call Patricia Chavez at the local Wage and Hour Division Office at (505) 248-2674 or send email to

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

Wage and Hour Division
January 31, 2020
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Contact: Juan Rodriguez
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