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U.S. Department of Labor to Host Roundtable to Discuss H-2A Program At Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center on Feb. 25, 2020

HAYS, KS ­- The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) will host an Agricultural Roundtable Event focusing on compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Employment of Foreign Workers Visa Program under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). The event will take place Feb. 25, 2020, at the Kansas State University (KSU) Agricultural Research Center in Hays, Kansas.

A WHD investigator will lead a discussion about employer obligations under federal law. Topics will include the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime requirements, hourly vs. salary payments, timekeeping requirements and child labor, as well as requirements of the H-2A visa program. These requirements include contracts, recordkeeping, travel costs, meals, housing, transportation and the “three-quarter guarantee,” which ensures minimum amounts of available work for H-2A workers.

A roundtable discussion featuring frequently asked questions, and an open forum question and answer period with representatives of state and federal agencies will follow the presentation. Additional resources and compliance materials will be provided.

WHAT:
Wage and Hour Division H-2A Roundtable

WHEN:
Feb. 25, 2020

9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST

WHERE:
KSU Agricultural Research Center

1232 240th Ave.
Hays, KS 67601

Register for the free event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/h-2a-rountable-event-tickets-91663964385

For additional information please contact Susan Lang at 316-361-2717 or lang.susan@dol.gov.

For more information about the H-2A program, visit the agency’s website at https://dol.gov/agencies/whd or call 866-4US-WAGE.

Agency
Wage and Hour Division
Date
February 11, 2020
Release Number
19-239-KAN
Contact: Scott Allen
Phone Number
Contact: Rhonda Burke
Phone Number
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