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The United States Department of Labor (US DOL), Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Hawaii Department of Agriculture (HDOA) recently conducted a series of informational and educational outreach workshops to inform agricultural employers about state and federal labor laws and regulations.  Sessions took place on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the Big Island (in Kona and Hilo).   

For compiled state labor information specific to agricultural employers, contact information and links, click here:

For fact sheets, checklists and links to important federal labor information, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) and the H-2A Visa Program, click on the following links:

Fair Labor Standard Act

Agricultural Employers under FLSA:


Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

MSPA Introduction:

Farm Labor Contractor or Farm Labor Contractor Employee Certificate of Registration Application:

Joint Employment and Independent Contractors under MSPA:

Transportation under MSPA:

DOL Vehicle Inspection Checklist (Roundtrips of 75 Miles or Less):

 DOT Vehicle Inspection Checklist (Roundtrips of 75 Miles or More):

OSHA Housing Safety & Health Standards for Temporary Labor Housing:

Optional Terms and Conditions of Employment Form for MSPA Workers:

Optional Wage Statement Form for MSPA Workers:

Potential MSPA Violations Checklist:


H-2 Visa Program (H-2A)

H-2A Introduction:

H-2A Application Process:

H-2A On-line Application System:

Adverse Effect Wage Rate Posting (2006):

H-2A Compliance Checklist: