Federal Labor Laws andFarm to Institution Sales in New England: How to Make Sure Your Farm is in Compliance

Project Type: Graduate Student
Funds awarded in 2013: $14,745.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2015
Grant Recipient: University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Graduate Student:
Faculty Advisor:
Daniel A. Lass
University of Massachusetts
Faculty Advisor:
Dr. Nathalie Lavoie
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.
Jill Ann Fitzsimmons
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.