The federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Poster provides information on the federal law which requires agricultural employers, agricultural associations, farm labor contractors and their employees to observe certain labor standards when employing migrant and seasonal farm-workers. The poster provides contact information for the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division.
Migrant and seasonal farmworkers have the right to receive accurate information, in writing and in the appropriate language, about wages, conditions of employment, housing, and their rights under federal law. They have the right to be paid wages when they are due and receive itemized, written statements of earning for each pay period. Workers also have the right to safety in transportation and housing, and must be permitted to purchase goods from the source of their choice.
Migrant and seasonal farmworkers also have the right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Administration if any of their rights under the Act are violated. Employers are prohibited from discriminating against workers who file complaints, testify or in any way exercise their rights on their own behalf.
The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act Poster must be posted and maintained by each farm labor contractor, agricultural employer and agricultural association which employs any seasonal or migrant agricultural worker. It must be posted in a conspicuous place at the place of employment (29 U.S. Code § 1821 and §1831).
Agricultural employers can satisfy some of the other posting and notice requirements of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act by providing employees with the Agricultural Employment Terms Form and posting the Agricultural Housing Terms Poster.