Section 202

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Coercive, unfair or deceptive recruitment Wage manipulation, non-payment or withholding of wages

This section mandates the timely payment of wages to migrant agricultural workers, and prohibits employers from requiring workers to purchase goods from that employer.

Notes

Identical requirements apply in relation to seasonal workers under Section 302 of the Act.

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Section 202.

  1. Each farm labor contractor, agricultural employer, and agricultural association which employs any migrant agricultural worker shall pay the wages owed to such worker when due.
  2. No farm labor contractor, agricultural employer, or agricultural association shall require any migrant agricultural worker to purchase any goods or services solely from such farm labor contractor, agricultural employer, or agricultural association.
  3. No farm labor contractor, agricultural employer, or agricultural association shall, without justification, violate the terms of any working arrangement made by that contractor, employer, or association with any migrant agricultural worker.

Law / United States / Migrant and Seasonal Agriculture Worker Protection Act, 1983

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) protects migrant and seasonal agricultural workers by establishing employment standards related to wages, housing, transportation, disclosures and recordkeeping. MSPA also requires farm labor contractors to register with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).