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Farm Labor Requirements

There are a number of resources to support farmers and ranchers in hiring and managing labor and staff and complying with state labor codes. In most cases these codes and labor requirements are long standing regulations to ensure that the employer/employee relationship is beneficial to both parties. These are stipulated in Industrial Welfare Commission Orders for:

A useful resource and support service for complying with these is the Farm Employer’s Labor Service or FELS. Their support and service includes checklists, employee bulletin board materials and confidential farm workplace audits. A good place to start is their checklist of key employment requirements.  Also available is direction for preparation and management of inspections from Department of Labor and other regulatory agencies.

Additional resources for working with farm employees include: 

Potential legal avenues for developing apprenticeship and farmer training programs include:

Farm Labor Requirements