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
The employer will furnish, without charge, all tools, supplies, and equipment required in the performance of the specified work. Workers will be charged for any willful damage or loss of such tools and equipment.
Workers may seed plant trays and bed plants
Workers may clean and wash plant trays.
Workers may apply water and fertilizers to plants in trays.
Workers may clip and mow plants.
Workers may load plant trays onto trucks and wagons.
PRODUCE/DIVERSIFED CROPS, SWEET POTATO?S
Workers may seed plant trays, water, pull grass & weeds from trays and fields
Workers may clean greenhouse area.
Workers may water and apply fertilizers to trays
Workers may set, plant and transplant plants for growing or shipping.
Workers may pull mature plants from beds & prepare for planting.
Workers may separate plants, wrap, plant or pot
Workers may load and unload from trucks or wagons for shipping.
Workers may work and prepare ground for next crop.
Workers may discard and remove old stock from pots or fields.
Workers may clean work area for next day?s work.
Workers may harvest mature produce from fields, clean and prepare for storage or shipping.
Workers may transport mature products and prepare for market, box, sack, stack.
Hay & Straw:
Workers may cut and bale hay, straw with equipment.
Workers may load and unload bales onto trucks or wagons.
Workers may load bales in barns for storage.
Workers may load trucks for shipping.
Workers may prepare fields for next crop.
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:
This could include workers preparing barns, preparing land for planting, draining fields, maintenance of tools and equipment, and other work that is directly related to crop and activities for which the worker was hired. Such work will be offered when climate or crop conditions preclude working in the primary activities stated above. Alternative work may only be required if the first week wage guarantee listed in 20 CFR 653.501 is invoked.
Workers will begin at an assigned time, 7:00 am and continue until 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. If work is available beyond normal workdays the employer may offer, but not require, the worker the opportunity to work additional hours. Workers are not required to work the Sabbath Day or Federal Holidays. Worker may be required to work in the fields when leaves are wet with dew or rain and should have suitable clothing for conditions including light rain and temperatures ranging from 60 degrees to more than 100 degrees.