Who must post the Colorado Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities Poster?
Pursuant to Colorado Revised Statutes § 8-13.5-202, all Colorado agricultural employers are required to post the Colorado Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities Poster. Under the Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities Act (ALRRA), an agricultural employer is defined as a person who:
- regularly engages the services of one or more employees or contracts with any person who recruits, solicits, hires, employs, furnishes, or transports employees; and
- is engaged in farming including operations incident to farming operations, as defined in Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 29 U.S.C. § 203(f), or is engaged in agricultural labor per IRS Code 26 U.S.C. § 3121 (g).
Where are agricultural employers required to post the Colorado Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities Poster?
The Agricultural Labor Rights & Responsibilities Poster must be posted:
- in a conspicuous location on the agricultural employer’s premises, including in the agricultural worker’s employer-provided housing; and
- in all places where notices to employees, including agricultural workers, are customarily posted; and
- electronically, including by e-mail and on an intranet or internet site, if the agricultural employer customarily communicates with agricultural employees by these means.
In addition to the ALRRA Poster, agricultural employers are also responsible for posting other mandatory Colorado postings in a conspicuous location of the agricultural employer’s premises where workers can easily read them during the workday, and in all places where notices concerning the rights and safety of workers are customarily posted. (See 7 CCR 1103-11, Rule 4).
How are workers protected under the ALRRA?
The ALRRA Poster describes the protections agricultural employers must provide to workers in regard to:
- Water, rest and shade protection based on heat and other conditions
- Housing, safety training and information in Public Health Emergencies
- Hand-weeding/hand-thinning work protections
- Access to key service providers at worksites and extended break times in long weeks
- Worker complaint and anti-retaliation rights
How is the ALRRA enforced?
- The ALRRA Poster references the Division of Labor Standards & Statistics’ (DLSS) agricultural “INFO” documents for additional guidance on covered topics.
- The ALRRA Poster provides contact information for the DLSS for complete rules, questions and complaints. The poster also informs workers that legal aid may be available from the non-government Colorado Legal Service’s Migrant Farm Worker Division.