A H-2a Farm Labor Contractor surety bond is required by the U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division for employment of temporary migrant and seasonal agricultural workers.
The H-2a program ensures compliance by farm labor contractors fulfilling temporary farm labor needs for harvesting or other agricultural activities. Compliance includes such things as proper pay, transportation, housing, and accommodations for migrant or seasonal workers.
Farm labor contractor applicants are required to complete the WH-530 application to obtain a certificate of registration WH-530 Application. Mail completed applications to the U.S. Department of Labor Wage Hour Division, Farm Labor Certificate Processing, 90 Seventh Street Ste 13-100, San Francisco, CA 94103.
H-2a workforce requirements include ensuring the appropriate surety bond is obtained according to the number of employees for each job site:• 25 employees or fewer - a $5,000 bond is required
The surety bond terms are for two years including the harvest date.
The premium that you pay for U.S. Department of Labor H-2a Surety Bond is dependent on credit and the bond amount required.
A new H-2a surety bond is required for each harvest season.
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