Vineyard Management Companies are Farm Labor Contractors in California
May 2003 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Under the federal Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act (MSPA), land management companies are considered "agricultural employers" and not farm labor contractors. However, California still deems such operators to be farm labor contractors in most circumstances. The rationale is that a vineyard management company that operates the vineyard fits squarely into the extremely broad state definition of the term farm labor contractor, as one who employes workers to render personal ser...
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