March 6, 2014 –
Please consider attending this workshop – the US Department of Labor has been working with VT Farms and many
have been found to be not following regulations. It is important that those of us working with farms know at least a bit about what is required and how to make sure farms are in compliance.
Navigating Federal Laws on Farm Labor
Is your farm in compliance with federal payroll requirements?
Upcoming workshop will provide federal payroll training for farmers.
The workshop will be held from 8:30am to 12:30pm on April 4th at the VT State House Room 11
Federal laws like the Fair Labor Standards Act have been a hot topic in recent months, as farmers around New
England have been facing increased enforcement of labor regulations. Several local farms have faced heavy
fines for inadvertent violations to these laws, sparking debate about the details of these laws and how they
are being interpreted. Daniel Cronin and Christopher Mills of the U.S. Dept. of Labor will tease apart some of
the nuances of these laws and explain how they are being enforced by the Dept. of Labor. In particular, they
will explain where the line is currently drawn between types of farm work that are and aren’t exempt from the laws’ provisions.
Join us for this workshop.
When: April 4, 2014 8:30am-12:30 pm
Where: Vermont State House, Room 11, Montpelier
RSVP: By March 28th to Louise Waterman at 802-828-6900 or Louise.Waterman@state.vt.us
Workshop Flyer Attached