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Labor Department tightens protections for H-2A farmworkers

The Labor Department has finalized a series of new protections for H-2A employees, including a right to participate in advocacy efforts over working conditions and restrictions on when workers can be fired for cause. A leading industry group denounced the regulations as "offensive" and "developed in bad faith."


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H-2A wages increasing in 2024

Farmers who intend to use H-2A workers in 2024 will have to offer pay raises of up to 7%, according to an American Farm Bureau Federation analysis of the USDA farm labor report on which the wage rates are based.
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