Complying with Farm Labor Regulations: Correctly Counting Compensable Hours

dollar clockUnited States law requires farm employers to keep accurate records of the number of daily compensable hours worked by their seasonal and migrant farm workers. The most prevalent and serious violations occur when agricultural employers do not correctly record the daily start and stop times for seasonal and migrant farm workers and so underreport the number of “compensable” hours for each worker. The purpose of this article is to discuss the concept of “compensable” hours in more detail and eliminate any confusion that might lead agricultural employers to make costly mistakes. This 4-page fact sheet was written by Fritz M. Roka and Michael T. Bayer, and published by the UF Department of Food and Resource Economics, February 2014.

Reconciling Immigration and Agricultural Labor Concerns for a Sustainable State Economy (WC132)

Strawberry Picker Immigration in Florida is a contested issue, and having an understanding of this issue can help facilitate communication. This 6-page fact sheet provide brief but clear information about the trends in policies that can be used by Extension agents to increase educated conversations around immigration issues. Written by Agricultural Education and Communication, and published by the UF Department of Chandra Bowden, Alexa Lamm, Hannah Carter, Tracy Irani, and Sebastian Galindo, December 2012.