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S.F. No. 899 - Temporary or Seasonal Agricultural Workers Exemption from Overtime Requirements
Author: Senator Michael P. Goggin
Prepared By: Carlon D. Fontaine, Senate Counsel (651/296-4395)
Date: February 21, 2017


S.F. 899 exempts temporary or seasonal agricultural workers in the production of perishable fruits, vegetables, and other horticultural and nursery stock from overtime requirements under the Minnesota Fair Labor Standards Act only if the employment contract for a temporary or seasonal agricultural worker includes all of the following:

  • inspected housing that meets or exceeds the Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards;
  • workers' compensation insurance coverage;
  • tools, supplies, and equipment needed to complete the duties assigned;
  • meals or cooking facilities for term of employment;
  • transportation and subsistence benefits including to place of employment, from place of employment, and between living quarters and job site for duration of employment;
  • guaranteed compensation equal to three-fourths of the total work days for the contracted period;
  • hours and earnings statements;
  • hourly wage rate equal to the Adverse Effect Wage Rate;
  • guarantees as to frequency of pay to workers;
  • guarantees in the event of contract impossibility;
  • disclosure of all deductions from the workers' pay.


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