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

Seminar will provide guidance on federal requirements governing agricultural employment

Who:               U.S. Department of Labor

What:             2024 Virtual Agricultural Seminar

When:             March 28, 2024, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST

Where:           Online event. Register to attend.

Background: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division will hold a 2024 Virtual Agricultural Seminar to provide guidance on federal requirements governing agricultural employment for growers, farmers, shippers, contractors, farm labor contractors, buyers and agricultural workers nationwide.

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 H-2A temporary agricultural programFair Labor Standards ActMigrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and Office of Foreign Labor Certification

Participating agencies include the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ Office of Trade and Labor Affairs and Employment and Training Administration’s Office of Foreign Labor Certification; the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; the U.S. Consulate General Monterrey, Fraud Prevention Unit; and the  Immigrant and Employee Rights Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.

Discussions will include overviews of the requirements for wages, housing, transportation, field sanitation, farm labor contractor certification, the H-2A petition process and each agency’s role in therein, and more.

Simultaneous Spanish translation will be offered at this event. To request an accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact William Sabik at by March 23, 2024.

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Wage and Hour Division
February 21, 2024
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Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
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