Wage and Hour 3 Day Seminar Recordings Available

Earlier this year the Wage and Hour Division conducted a Three day seminar/webinar with presentations on many problems/topics they see in agriculture. I was only able to attend a couple of these online. They have finally made the programs available for viewing as recordings. Please find more information below. Given this was a three-day session, you probably want to pick and choose the topics you may have interest in. Topics are time-stamped for your convenience. The links below are the only way to get to the recordings as they are not searchable on YouTube.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our WHD Community Outreach Specialist in your area. 

Agriculture Seminar (Day 1)On April 5, 2022, we commenced with a welcome and introduction session followed by a panel discussion where panelists from the Wage and Hour Division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (or OSHA), and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) address diversity, equity, and inclusion in the agriculture industry. Afterwards, the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) covers the certification process, and the Wage and Hour Division’s presents requirements for temporary employment when utilizing the H-2A visa program.
00:00 – Opening Remarks 
12:21 – Panel Discussion: Cultivating Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Agriculture 
54:19 – H-2A Temporary Employment Certification Process
02:14:27 – H-2A Temporary Employment Requirements 
03:12:00 – Closing Remarks 
Agriculture Seminar (Day 2)On April 6, 2022, we started with a panel discussion on H-2A requirements led by Department of Labor representatives from the Wage and Hour Division, Solicitor of Labor, and Office of the Inspector General. Following the opening panel discussion, Wage and Hour offers three sessions. The first covers the requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act including Child labor and the second provides requirements of the Migrant and Seasonal Agriculture Worker Protection Act. Next, WHD presents on OSHA Field Sanitation standards with information from OSHA on the Heat Initiative.
00:00– Opening Remarks 
05:21 – Panel Discussion: H-2A Enforcement Requirements 
01:05:19 – Agricultural Requirements: FLSA & Child Labor 
01:30:25 – Agricultural Requirements: Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (MSPA)
02:29:39– Agriculture Requirements: OSHA Field Sanitation Standards 
03:13:59 – Certification Team: How to Register as a Farm Labor Contractor 
03:13:59 – Closing Remarks 
Agriculture Seminar (Day 2) – Spanish/EspañolEl 6 de abril de 2022, la División de Horas y Salarios repaso los requisitos de la Ley de Normas Justas de Trabajo, incluido el trabajo de menores de edad. También repasamos los requisitos de la Ley de Protección de los Trabajadores Agrícolas Migratorios y de Temporada.  
00:00 – Palabras de Apertura 
00:25 – Requisitos Agrícolas: FLSA y Trabajo de Menores de Edad 
28:19 – Requisitos Agrícolas: Ley para la Protección de los Obreros Agrícolas Migratorios y de Temporada 
Agriculture Seminar (Day 3)On April 7, 2022, OSHA provided an overview on Health and Safety requirements. The Wage and Hour Division also conducted a number of panel discussions on the topics of: Labor Trafficking in Agriculture and Retaliation. The USDA’s Farm Service Agency concluded the day’s events with a presentation about their program.
00:00 – Opening Remarks 
00:05:25 – OSHA Health & Safety Requirements 
00:53:03 – Panel Discussion: Combatting Labor Trafficking in Agriculture
02:02:45 – Panel Discussion: Weeding out Retaliation in the Workplace
03:32:58 – Getting Started and Working with the Farm Service Agency (FSA) 
04:09:37 – Closing Remarks