We’ve received a number of reports (all in Alabama so far) that US DoL Wage and Hour inspectors are visiting gins across the state. We’ve gotten reports from both ends of the state of inspectors visiting gins this week. Take a few minutes to review the rules and regs contained in this document. The Ginners Practical Guide is a great source of information on the more common Wage and Hour issues that many ginners face.
The most common issues that we’ve seen in the past are: Not sending the terms of employment (wh-516) prior to the migrant worker leaves home; Partial overtime for gin workers for 14 weeks; housing conditions; minimum liability and condition of vehicles used to transport MSPA workers; and bonuses.
All these and more are covered in the Ginners Practical Guide.
Please give us a call if you have questions or need help with the information in the guide.