Simplifying Agricultural Employment Law
Violating the regulations and guidelines governing H-2A policies can result in fines and penalties, even if you are not aware of the guidelines. The H-2A program is regulated and monitored by federal and state organizations, including the Department of Labor (DOL), Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and U.S. State Department. Accomodations for workers must also meet health and safety standards and inspections. Finally, the work itself must meet standards set by the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
We understand that this is a lot for agricultural employers to keep track of, especially while you are concerned with running your farm or orchard. Together with the experts at Varnum Law, we monitor these rules and laws for you. Our management review process includes a review from Varnum Law to ensure that you are eligible for the program, and highlights any changes that must be made to comply with regulations. Varnum Law created the Agricultural Employer Compliance Guide to give agricultural employers a blueprint for understanding the requirements and regulations around H-2A, as well as other important laws regarding agricultural employment. This guide gives you 24/7 access to resources pertaining to agricultural employment and forms to assist with your compliance. You will also have access to attorneys for answers to quick questions.
The yearly subscription to this guide is included with your management review, and will be included in subsequent years with your application. You can also purchase the guide here.