Labor

H-2A labor audit survival webinar coming from National Council of Agricultural Employers

The National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) will hold an educational webinar called “Tips for Surviving Wage & Hour Investigations o... more »

H-2A labor program ‘modernization’ focus of Department of Labor proposal

The Department of Labor (DOL) on July 15 proposed a rule to “modernize and improve" the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program. ... more »

Tips for keeping farm workers safe from heat stress

Heat-related illness is one of the most common maladies to befall outdoor workers, particularly in agricultural settings. The basic problem is a rise ... more »

Idaho potato industry wants more processing facilities, reliable transportation system

The Idaho Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) recently held regional meetings in Aberdeen, Rexburg and Burley to listen to the needs and concerns of state's... more »

US District Court rules against farmers in H-2A wage lawsuit

On March 18, U. S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly issued a memorandum of opinion in a case brought by the National Council of Agricultural Employ... more »

Patent filed for algorithm that can calculate Electronic Logging Device (ELD) exemption

GeoSpace Labs announced March 12 that it is has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for ... more »

Employer group seeks ’emergency relief’ from DOL’s Adverse Effective Wage Rates

In a filing made Jan. 7, the National Council of Agricultural Employers (NCAE) asked the federal District Court for the District of Columbia to enjo... more »

Small farmers still face great deal of physical effort

Many farms are equipped with up-to-date, labor-saving machines and equipment. However, many tasks on smaller, start-up farms require a great deal of p... more »

Department of Labor realizing H-2A print requirements not effective

The American Farm Bureau Federation is urging the Department of Labor to continue allowing farmers to satisfy their legal obligations under the H-2A... more »

FSMA Produce Safety Rule requires farm worker training once per year

When produce growers think about implementing food safety on the farm, the first thing that usually pops into their mind is records. Very few records,... more »


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