Rules and Regulations for FLCs

Who Is a Farm Labor Contractor (FLC)?

The law considers the following individuals or organizations "farm labor contractors”:

  • any person/legal entity who, for a fee, employs people to perform work connected to the production of farm products to, for, or under the direction of a third person
  • any person/legal entity who recruits, supplies, or hires workers on behalf of someone engaged in the production of farm products and, for a fee, provides board, lodging, or transportation for those workers, or supervises, times, checks, counts, weighs, or otherwise directs or measures their work, or disburses wage payments to these persons.

Note: "Farm labor contractor" does not include a commercial packing house engaged in both the harvesting and the packing of citrus fruit or soft fruit for a client.

Every person engaged in the business of farm labor contracting licensed by the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, must keep his/her license up-to-date, and must keep it in his/her possession (Labor Code sections 1682-1699).      

2810.5 Supplemental Notice to H-2A Employees (English) (Spanish) - March 2024

Farm labor contractor obligations (Labor Code section 2810)


March 2024