Migrant and Seasonal Workers

Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers

The Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW) Program focuses on equality of service to MSFWs. Procedures have been implemented to protect Migrants and Seasonal Farmer Workers in issues related to salaries and working conditions. The Monitor Advocate of the Mississippi Department of Employment Security monitors these procedures to ensure all applicable laws and regulations governing services provided to MSFWs are carried out. The following links provide additional information for migrant and seasonal workers:


Who are Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworker Homepage
Advocates for the Seasonal Farm worker Program (MSFW)
Compliance Assistance - The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

Monitor Advocate National Directory

"Services to Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers: Judge Richey and US Department of Labor Federal Regulations" PowerPoint Presentation

Agricultural Workers Rights and Responsibilities posters

Federal Regulations:

20 CFR 653 - Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Programs
20 CFR 651.10 - Definitions of Terms Used in Parts 651-658
20 CFR 653 Services of the Employment Service System
20 CFR 658--Administrative Provisions Governing the Job Service System
29 CFR 42.20 - Regional Farm Labor Coordinated Enforcement Committee