COVID-19 Updates

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Farm Labor

An adequate, legal and reliable supply of workers is one of the most pressing issues facing farmers today. Agriculture is unique because the work is seasonal at planting and harvest times and agricultural products are highly perishable. New York's farmers are working with state and federal lawmakers to devise solutions to this problem.


NYFB Asks Governor to address farmworker safety in pandemic
NYFB Asks President Trump to for H-2A Assistance during COVID-19 Pandemic
NYFB Statement on 2020 wage board announcement
Draft Legislative Letter to the Farm Labor Wage Board
DOL releases employer handbook - Member Exclusive


Farmer Guidance for Wage Boards - Member Exclusive

How to Discuss Wage Board with Employees - Member Exclusive

Western District Temporary Restraining Order - Member Exclusive

Webinar:  New Farm Labor Law - Member Exclusive

The Farm Labor Bill:  What you need to know about current legislation that could dramatically change agriculture and hurt our rural economy. Member Exclusive

Overtime Calculation Worksheet for 40 Hours - Member Exclusive

Sexual Harassment Webinar Available - Member Exclusive
New York Farm Bureau partnered with Cornell Agricultural Workforce Development and Farm Credit East to bring an important webinar to members in November on the changes to sexual harassment law in New York.  If you missed the webinar, click here to access it in its entirety and find a PDF of the slides.

Fact Sheet:  Federal Emergency Paid Leave During COVID-19 Outbreak - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Permanent Paid Sick Leave in NY - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Unemployment Insurance in NY Under the CARES Act - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  NY's Amended Human Rights Law: A Primer for New York Employers - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Preventing Sexual Harassment on Farms - Tools for Employers - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  2019 Farmworker Labor Law Changes 0 Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  First Aid on the Farm - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Migrant Farm Labor Housing:  Allowances, Deductions & Standards - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Call-In Pay in New York:  Proposed Regulations - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Worker Protection Standards for Agricultural Workers - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Form I-9  - Member Exclusive

NYFB Granted Intervenor Status 

OSHA Informational Video for Dairy Farms 

Fact Sheet:  Minimum Wage in New York - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Your CDL-Holding Truck Driver - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Student Interns on the Farm - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Labor Posting Requirements - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Health Care Reform & Its Impact on Farm Employees - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: OSHA & NY Dairy Farms - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Immigration & Customs Enforcement - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Farm Labor--Compliance Tips - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Child Labor Laws - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Farmworker Housing - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet:  Paid Family Leave - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: I-9 Forms - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: H2A Workers and Affordable care Act - Member Exclusive

Fact Sheet: Farm Workforce Retention Tax Credit - Member Exclusive