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Farmworkers, Work, & School
Are you or do you know someone who is trapped or unable to leave a work situation? You may be victim of human labor trafficking. There are laws to protect workers in these situations. Know the signs, know your rights!
Read this page to learn about laws that protect farmworkers, information about where to get legal help, and information about COVID-19, workers’ compensation, minimum wage, and federal farmworker protections.
What is the minimum wage for farmworkers? The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. You must be paid at least $7.25 per hour. Even if you are paid on a piece rate basis, your hourly wages each week must average at least $7.25 per hour or your state’s minimum wage for agricultural workers.
The law requires employers to provide a safe and healthy working environment. It is against the law for employers to retaliate against you for raising concerns about safety and health conditions. This includes concerns about COVID-19.
Are you a farmworker in Maine in need of medical care or a medical consultation? Maine Mobile Health can deliver care for regular medical issues, as well as advise you on COVID-19-related illness.
¿Está usted o conoce a alguien que está atrapado o no puede salir de una situación laboral? ten leyes para proteger a los trabajadores en esas situaciones. ¡Conozca las señales, conozca sus derechos!
English Swen Sante pou Travayè Agrikòl yo nan Maine Pandan COVID-19 Pou jwenn enfòmasyon sou kreyòl ayisyen, tanpri vizite: http://www.mainemobile.org/ht/
General Farmworker Rights There is a law in the United States called the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. This is a federal law that covers most farms and farmworkers (except those on H-2A visas).