Farm Labor Contractors may no longer be able to utilize the agricultural exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act
The Supreme Court is considering accepting review of the case of Vanegas v. Signet Builders Inc, where a construction company argued that they should be exempt from paying overtime wages to their H-2A workers who were building a farm.
The construction company claimed that they fell under the agricultural exemption of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which exempts certain workers who are engaged in agricultural work from receiving overtime pay. The lower court ruled against the construction company, but they have appealed to the Supreme Court.
The construction company argues that […]