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MassWorkforce Resources: Migrant Seasonal Worker / Foreign Labor Certification (FLC)

Foreign Labor Certification (FLC) Program Information

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The Massachusetts Department of Career Services (DCS) and the Department of Labor Standards (DLS), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Foreign Labor Certification, administer the Agricultural Prevailing Wage and Prevailing Practice Surveys. The survey is primarily administered by the DLS’s Statistics Program with DCS oversight. The results of the survey are used for the implementation of the Agricultural Recruitment System and H-2A Visa Program. In particular, the data assists in ensuring that both U.S. and foreign workers receive fair and equitable treatment. These surveys are the building blocks by which wages and benefits levels are determined for the agricultural workforce. Click here for more information about the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Program.

If you have any questions about the agricultural prevailing wage, job orders, or the H-2A Visa Program, please contact:

Jose Ocasio
State Monitor Advocate
617-626-5587
jocasio@detma.org

 

Resources:

Migrant Seasonal Farmworker and Unified Workforce Investment Complaint System Training Sessions 
Updated 5-8-15

Services to Migrant & Seasonal Farmworkers 2015-04-30  
MSFW Desk Aid
ARS-workers' Brochure 2012  
FLC Programs 2012  
Unified Workforce Investment Complaint System  
Quick Reference Guide 2012  
Handout 2012 ENG  
Equal Opportunity Complaint Guidelines    
Ag Job Orders Options  
Farms & Workers 2012 USDA  
Field Sanitation Requirements  
Major Ag Laws - 2015  
MSFW IDENTIFICATION CHART  

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