Farm Labor Link Network
On April 8th, 2020 the Maine Department of Labor issued Guidance for Agricultural Employers with Housing for Addressing COVID-19. This guidance document provides best practices for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in agricultural housing, farm transportation, and social distancing while working for H-2A and non-migrant farmworkers. This document also provides guidance and resources to support workers if they become ill on the job.
April 10, 2020 Friday, 3 p.m. One-hour online webinar FREE
Join our webinar geared towards established farmers surrounding labor laws on the farm and COVID-19. Steven will give a presentation followed by time for Q&A.
We will learn about the technicalities of labor law from Steven McKinney the Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist at the Department of Labor. The focus of the day has shifted to Labor Laws and COVID-19 but as time allows McKinney can also address numerous aspects of farm labor, including common mistakes employers make, pay issues, overtime exemptions and times when overtime may have to be paid, child labor restrictions, record keeping, field sanitation requirements, and also special rules surrounding housing, labor contractor registration, and/or transportation that may apply under the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act and the H-2A program.
Steven J. McKinney
Community Outreach & Resource Planning Specialist
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
1155 Elm St., Suite 501
Manchester, NH 03101
603-606-3125 (phone & fax)