Services for Agricultural Workers

Farm Laborers Wage Board

On Wednesday, December 15, 2021, New York State Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon announced that she will reconvene a wage board to hold virtual public hearings to hear testimony to consider the existing overtime work threshold for farm laborers and the extent to which the overtime work threshold may be lowered in New York State. 

For details, see the Farm Laborers Wage Board Hearings web page.

Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act

For information and resources to help workers understand New York's new Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act, view our Farm Laborers Fair Labor Practices Act web page and our Farm worker Rights and Employer Responsibilities fact sheet.

The Farm Worker Rights and Employer Responsibilities fact sheet is also available in the following languages:

বাঙালি (Bengali)Burmese,  中文 (Chinese - Simplified),  Kreyòl ayisyen (Haitian Creole),  한국어 (Korean),  język polski (Polish)

Русский (Russian),  Español (Spanish)

Looking for a Job Working on a Farm?

We produce an electronic jobs bulletin and update it periodically to help workers connect with jobs on farms in New York. Contact us to access the New York Farm Jobs Bulletin.

The job postings generally include the following information.

  • County where the work will be performed
  • Job title
  • Job description
  • Minimum experience requirement
  • Wage
  • How to apply*

*Some employers want you contact the farm directly (by telephone, mail, fax, E-mail, or in person), and others require that workers be referred by the Department of Labor.

To learn about other job opportunities in agriculture through the Job Order Tracker or visit the H-2A job orders page.

Forms and Publications

We have produced a booklet entitled Services and Protections for Farm workers. It is available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole.

The Spanish and Haitian Creole booklets are currently being updated.

Other Publications and fliers:

We have assembled a packet of information for seasonal farm workers. This packet is currently being updated for 2021.

We have assembled a packet of information for year-round farm workers. This packet is currently being updated for 2021.

Resources for Workers and Job Seekers