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Federal Labor Law Webinar Announced: Understanding Who Can Work For You?

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Edwin Remsberg

Complying with federal and state labor laws can be complicated matters for not only agricultural producers but any business operator.  One aspect of federal labor law is verifying the individual is eligible to work in the United States.  On June 22, Dr. Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma associate professor of agricultural economics, Department of Agricultural Economics, Oklahoma State University,will cover this topic and touch upon other issues related to federal labor laws.  The webinar is open to all and is free.  The webinar is brought to you by the Agricultural Law Education Initiative and Beginning Farmer Success.  The webinar will be recorded for those unable to attend.

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The recorded webinar will be available on the Ag Law Education Initiative's Youtube page.  You can also find recordings of our previous webinars there covering agricultural leasing and CSA contracting issues.  You can also check out the publication by Will Pons A Guide to Agricultural Labor Laws: How Best to Comply with the Relevant Federal and Maryland State Standards

The webinar is sponsored by the University of Maryland's Agriculture Law Education Initiative.  The Agriculture Law Education Initiative is a collaboration between the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Maryland, College Park. Through the University of Maryland Extension - the statewide, non-formal agriculture education system - the collaboration partners with the School of Agricultural and Natural Sciences, University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

The Beginning Farmer Success (BFS) program is made possible by the partnership of USDA/NIFA BFRDPFuture Harvest-CASA,SMADCUMESand UME.

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