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Department of Labor

Services for Agricultural Workers

Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)(updated 05/27/2020)

COVID-19 Prevention tips for Farmworkers

 

Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

For information and resources to help workers understand New York's new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, view our Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act web page and our Farmworker Rights and Employer Responsibilities fact sheet.

The Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act fact sheet is also available in the following non-English languages.

 

Looking for a job working on a farm?

We produce an electronic jobs bulletin and update it periodically to help workers connect with jobs on farms in New York.  Access the New York Farm Jobs Bulletin.

The job postings generally include the following information.

  • County where the work will be performed
  • Job title
  • Job description
  • Minimum experience requirement
  • Wage
  • How to apply*

*Some employers want you contact the farm directly (by telephone, mail, fax, E-mail, or in person), and others require that workers be referred by the Department of Labor.

To learn about other job opportunities in agriculture, open the Job Order Tracker or visit the H-2A job orders page.

 

Publications:

We have produced a booklet entitled Services and Protections for Farmworkers. It is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

The booklet is currently being updated.

 

Other Publications and fliers:

We have assembled a packet of information for seasonal farm workers.

We have assembled a packet of information for year-round farm workers.

 

Links to relevant web sites for workers and job seekers

New York Center for Agricultural Medicine and Health

Water. Rest. Shade. OSHA's campaign to reduce heat-related illness

Agua. Sombra. Descansos. La campana de OSHA para prevenir las enfermedades a causa del calor en trabajadores al aire libre

Resources for farmworkers from the Cornell Farmworker Program

Prevailing wage information (see U.S. Department of Labor links below)

 

New York State Government web sites

Farm Labor Contractor Registry

New York State Farmworker Minimum Wage Order Summary for December 31, 2016 through December 30, 2017

New York State Minimum Wage page

Workers' Compensation Insurance

Pesticide information

Department of Agriculture and Markets

Office for New Americans

 

Federal government websites

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Officina para la Proteccion Financiera del Consumidor

National Farmworker Jobs Program

Federal minimum wage information

Prevailing wage information

Fair Labor Standards Act

U.S. Department of Labor

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service

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