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Chapter 1. Roles and
Responsibilities of an Agricultural Employer
Chapter 2. Organizational Planning
Page 31 - Its essence is answering questions about results from the
business operation (see third and fourth columns of Chapter 1,
Fig. 1.1, “Personnel
Management in Context”)
Page 32 - An expanded version is online at
Page 42- The entirety of
Simple Solutions: Ergonomics for Farm Workers (NIOSH, 2001), and
a summary list of specific ergonomic tips adapted from it, are available
Page 44 - The last one normally triggers a hiring process (see
Page 44 - . . . examining one’s own abilities and dispositions relevant to
managerial work. Several are available at
Page 54 - Farmer’s Tax Guide, available online and accessible from
Page 54 - Among the online sources of information on the MSAWPA is the
U.S. Department of Labor page, also available through
Page 54 - Information about federal anti-discrimination laws can be
Page 55 - . . . voluntary coverage of agricultural workers. Specifics are
outlined on the U.S. Department of Labor website, linked from
Page 56 - References and discussion about the Worker Protection Standard
for Agricultural Pesticides are available at the WPS forum site, linked to
Page 56 - . . . importance of good hygiene practices and sanitation
facilities. Information is available through
Page 56 - . . . allegations of sexual harassment. Brochures to help in
both English and Spanish are online through
Page 56 - A page of links to helpful federal agency sites is at
Page 57 - Handbook No. 719, by Jack Runyan, USDA Economic Research
Service, available in hard copy or online at
Page 57 - Compliance assistance and copious reference material from OSHA
is available through
Page 58 -
Farm Labor Contractor Safety and Health Guide is an
outstanding, free resource . . .
Page 58 - Available in both English
and Spanish, . . .
Page 58 - . . . .downloadable along with other publications through the
Page 58 - . . . rest and meal periods, paydays, right-to-work, and more,
Page 58 - The lists on the following pages (of
federal agency sources and . . .
Page 58 - . . .
western state agencies that administer
employment laws and programs) and . . .
Page 58 - . . . links to an abundance of required
workplace notices and posters are also available online at
Page 59-60 -
Selected Federal Agency Sources
Page 61 -
Information Sources on Employment Law in the
Page 65 - One example of a fairly extensive written agreement is online at
Page 65 -
A summary of federal
requirements for retention of various documents can be found at
- - -
Record Retention Requirements Summary Guide
- - -
Federal Record Retention Requirements for Employers
Chapter 3. Staffing the Farm Business
Page 77 - More information on the ADA is at
Page 80 - Examples of agricultural job descriptions that are online at
Page 86 - Detailed
information and forms related to the H-2A program are available
from DOL and . . .
Page 86 - . . . updates on
proposed rule changes from the USDA Labor Affairs Coordinator,
both available at AgHelpWanted.org.
Page 90 - For detailed information, see agency links at
Page 90 - . . . credit worthiness, or social affiliations. Online guides
are accessible from AgHelpWanted.org.
Pre-Employment Discrimination Pitfalls
Pre-Employment Inquiry Guide
Page 90 - Instructions and the Form I-9 for doing so are online at
***New information on Social Security "no-match" letters (added Sep.
Page 90 - to prove their work authorization in completing the I-9 are at
Page 90 - Prohibitions for minors in agriculture under federal law are
Page 93 - Links to examples are at
Page 94 -
An extensive list of
references on personnel testing and assessment is at
Chapter 4. Supervising Agricultural Work
Page 113 -
A Spanish version of the
description is available at
Chapter 5. Managing Employee Performance
Page 163 - See
for links to public sources of data for evaluating external equity.
page 170 - higher of the federal minimum wage or any minimum specified by
state or local law, see
for more details.
Page 171 - See
Chapter 2 and
AgHelpWanted.org for links to online references.
- Federal Employment Tax Forms (Publication
- Farmer’s Tax Guide (Publication
- Circular A: Agricultural
Employer’s Tax Guide (Publication
- Circular E: Employer’s Tax
- Links to corresponding state
publications are at AgHelpWanted.org.
Page 173 - . . . rights of both employers and employees are available at
Page 174 - Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Links to rule
summaries are at
Page 189 - Sample performance appraisal instruments, such as the
following, are available
Chapter 6. Communication and Problem Solving
Page 194 - See
AgHelpWanted.org for a listing of useful sites.
KnowlegePoint.com ~ Policies Now employee handbook software
Works.com ~ Employee Handbook Software
SampleEmployeeHandbook.com ~ employee handbook template
Service, Inc. ~ HR Policy AnswersTM on CD
Page 206 - This resource can be accessed from
Page 207 - Brochures to help, in English and Spanish, are at
Sexual Harassment is
Forbidden By Law
La Ley Prohibe El
Facts About Sexual
Employers Reasonable Care Pack™ is primarily designed to help
employers take appropriate action to comply with federal law
Page 210 - . . . incidents and different responses to them can be viewed
a picker arrives in the orchard where the crew is well into its work
Slow Work - a cow feeder pitches hay as if it were lead
Inebriation - a field crop irrigator is clearly under the influence
Poor Quality Work - a picker is filling the bin with rotten fruit,
leaves, sticks, etc.
Theft - the new mechanic seems to have lifted a pneumatic drill
from the shop
Conflict Between Workers - two pickers on the same tree are at each
Insubordination - a machine operator refuses to perform an assigned
Sleeping on the Job - the field man is dozing under a tractor
Careless Work - a milker wipes a few cows with the same paper towel
Page 237 -
Some suggested questions (others can be found at
AgHelpWanted.org) . . .