Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2013: $14,745.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Grant Recipient: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
New England farmers contribute to a robust regional food system. Farmers provide healthful food to consumers, treat farm workers fairly, and act as stewards of the region’s farmland, while maintaining viable farm business operations. It can be difficult to balance these many goals, particularly when new opportunities to diversify your farm business may come with new sets of regulations. This publication will address the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) and the conditions under which farm workers are and are not exempt from time and a half overtime pay in certain Farm to Institution marketing activities.
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This product is associated with the project "Costs and returns to New England farmers in the farm-to-institution supply chain"