Farmworker Rights Under MSPA

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) protects migrant and seasonal agricultural workers (MSFWs or farmworkers) by establishing employment standards related to wages, housing, transportation, disclosures, and recordkeeping.  MSPA also requires farm labor contractors to register with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL). For more general information on MSPA, please see USDOL Wage and Hour’s Fact Sheet 49.

USDOL maintains a list of individuals or corporations whose authorization to operate as a farm labor contractor has been revoked.  Please see the list of ineligible contractors to determine if you will work for or hire a specific farm labor contractor.

Each farm labor contractor, agricultural employer, and agricultural association which is subject to MSPA and who employs any migrant or seasonal agricultural workers shall post and keep posted in a conspicuous place at the place of employment a USDOL- prepared poster explaining the rights and protections for workers required under MSPA.  The link below will open a PDF version of the English/Spanish poster.

MSPA violations may be reported to me using any of the methods on this website’s Contact Me page.

MSPA Poster