The University of Maine Cooperative Extension will host an online discussion about farm labor guidelines on April 19-21.

Both programs will be led by Brian Cleasby of the US Department of Labor’s Wages and Hours Division (WHD). The April 19 session will focus on H-2A program requirements. The program will cover key considerations to avoid common violations related to pay, disclosure, housing, transportation, and record keeping at job sites where H-2A workers are employed. Links to WHD H-2A, Fair Labor Standards Act, Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration compliance assistance resources (OSHA) in the field will be shared during the webinar.

The April 21 session will focus on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Key topics will include the prevention of common overtime, child labor and record keeping violations in agricultural settings. The presentation will cover basic compliance principles under the law, including coverage, exemptions, minimum wage, overtime, record keeping, and child labor requirements. A question and answer period will follow the two presentations.

More information, including dates and registration links, is available in line. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Jason Lilley, 207.781.6099; [email protected].