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US Department of Labor to host one-day online educational seminar for agriculture industry employers, workers, other stakeholders

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor

What:             2023 Virtual Agricultural Seminar

When:             March 7, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST

Where:           Online event. Register to attend.

Background: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will hold a 2023 Virtual Agricultural Seminar that will provide guidance on federal requirements governing agricultural employment to growers, farmers, shippers, contractors, farm labor contractors, buyers and agricultural workers in the agency’s Southwest region.

Presented in coordination with other agencies and stakeholders, the virtual seminar will focus on federal laws and regulations governing agricultural employment and include discussions on the Fair Labor Standards ActMigrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection ActH-2A temporary agricultural program and Office of Foreign Labor Certification.

Participating agencies include the Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Regional Solicitor of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; the Department of Justice’s Immigration and Employee Rights Section; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Learn about requirements for wages, housing, transportation, field sanitation, farm labor contractor certification and more. Discussions will include overview of the H-2A petition and participants agencies’ role in the process

For more information, contact William Sabik at

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Wage and Hour Division
February 28, 2023
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