Getting Work Done on Vermont Farms: Employment law basics in classification and payroll issues

Project Type: Partnership
Funds awarded in 2017: $15,000.00
Projected End Date: 11/15/2019
Grant Recipient: New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Region: Northeast
State: Massachusetts
Project Leader:
Jennifer Hashley
Trustees of Tufts College / New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
Description:
The legal classification of farm workers has many implications– whether the farmer must pay minimum wage, carry workers’ compensation, withhold and pay taxes, and more. This guide will help farmers in Vermont better understand the legal definitions and criteria for classifying their workers. The guide helps producers to walk through the summary flowchart to lead the farmer to an initial determination of which of the four categories their worker(s) fall into. The sections then provide detailed explanations and criteria for each of the classifications.
Types:
Book/Handbook, Decision-making Tool, Workbook/Worksheet
File:
Author:
Rachel Armstrong, Farm Commons
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators
Ordering info:
Rachel Armstrong
info@farmcommons.org
Farm Commons
302 W Austin Street
Duluth, MN 55803
6086165319
Cost: $0.00
This product is associated with the project "Legal guidelines for on-farm labor and learning"
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.