Topic: Labor and Employment
How work is done on family farms is changing. Immigrant and refugee farmers often rely on extended family for help. Community Supported Agriculture farmers sometimes hire interns. Beginning farmers are looking for internships or apprenticeships. Each of these relationships is governed by state and federal laws. FLAG has published two new guides that address these emerging issues. FLAG also:
- Advises farmers on how to structure internships.
- Answers questions regarding issues such as compensation and overtime.
Farmers’ Guide to Farm Employees: Federal and Minnesota Labor and Employment Law for Small-Scale Family Farms (8/1/2012)