IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING WAGES FOR TEMPORARY AGRICULTURAL JOBS
The Department of Labor recently announced new minimum wage rates, called Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWRs), that employers must offer and pay, at the time work is performed, to nonimmigrant H-2A workers and workers in corresponding employment beginning on the effective date of the new wage rates. To see the new hourly AEWRs for non-range occupations (effective January 1, 2023) and the national monthly AEWR for herding or production of livestock work on the range (effective January 1, 2023), please visit: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/eta/foreign-labor/wages/adverse-effect-wage-rates
Weed, hoe, plant, pick, wash, and crate vegetable crops. Stake and transplant crops. Work in the greenhouse planting, filling soil, and watering. Load and unload trucks during farmer's market days. Clean up fields by pulling up old plants, plastic mulch, and drip irrigation tape. Move irrigation pipes if needed. Use hoes to pick produce. Utilize the wash line in the packing shed. Use a post hole driver and puller to drive and remove stakes from the ground. Use knives and clippers to harvest vegetables. Work with cattle by separating and rounding them up. Mow and weed pastures and lawns. Haul hay to barns. Repair barns, sheds, and any other tasks as needed on the farm. Crops: Vegetables
Workers who perform sloppy work may be suspended without pay for the remainder of a work day or for up to three days in the sole judgment of their supervisor, depending on the degree of infraction, the worker’s prior record, and other relevant factors. Discharge of the worker may result from any subsequent offense.
45-2092.00 - Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
The job/industry classification and description includes general information on the position from ONET/OES and the North American Industry Classification System. Please review Job Duties and Job Order for more information.
Months of Experience Required:
No tobacco (including e-cigarettes), cannabis permitted on the farm. No alcohol use during work hours. No cell phone for personal calls during work hours. Work outside in all types of weather.
No use or possession of beer, liquor, or unlawful drugs, including cannabis, is permitted during work time or during any workday before work is completed for the day (such as during meals); workers may not report for work under the influence of beer, liquor, or illegal drugs. Illegal drugs may not be used or kept on any employer premises, including housing.