Labor and employment laws in the United States can be difficult to navigate under the best of circumstances. With exemptions and exceptions for agricultural labor, however, these laws become even more complicated for employers.
The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued guidance significantly restricting the spectrum of activities that qualify as “agricultural labor” for purposes of H-2A labor certification and Fair Labor Standards Act wage and hour compliance. H-2A labor certification is a program that allows U.S. employers to temporarily employ immigrants.
To address these restrictions and other changes, the National Agricultural Law Center will host a webinar discussing the current landscape of agricultural labor. The webinar is scheduled to be held January 15 at noon EST and will feature Brandon Davis and Nathan Huff, partners at Phelps Dunbar. Both attorneys have extensive background in agricultural labor and immigration.
“Agricultural labor is a field that is highly complicated and frequently changing,” said Harrison Pittman, Director of the NALC. “We’re fortunate to have Brandon and Nathan join us as nationally recognized experts in this area to discuss its current landscape.”
Those interested can register online here.