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Labor Laws 101: For Fruit & Vegetable Farms (Postponed)

March 26, 2019 @ 12:00 am


Fruit and vegetable farms face numerous, complex federal and state agricultural labor laws—and failure to comply with these laws could result in costly sanctions.

During this workshop, we’ll review the agricultural legal obligations for fruit and vegetable farms with M. Sean High from the Penn State Center for Agricultural & Shale Law, and Marlene van Es from Trellis Legal LLC. We’ll help you understand laws regarding minimum wage, overtime, child labor, migrant and seasonal workers, in-kind wages, agritourism labor, and more. You’ll also be guided through an agricultural labor law self-assessment, and will receive agricultural labor law fact sheets.


Sean High, Penn State Center for Agricultural & Shale Law: Born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Sean developed a strong interest in agriculture while working summers on his grandparents’ dairy farm. He is a graduate of Penn State Law, and serves as staff attorney at the Penn State Center for Agricultural & Shale Law, where his duties include researching agricultural law issues and presenting his findings to agricultural producers, landowners, business professionals, attorneys, legislators, government officials, community groups, and the general public. Sean is currently the primary author of the Penn State Agricultural Law Brief, the Penn State Agricultural Law Weekly Review, and the Penn State Agricultural Law Blog.

Marlene van Es, Trellis Legal LLC: Marlene Van Es graduated cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she obtained her J.D. with a certificate in environmental law, science, and policy. She also holds a B.S. in agricultural science and natural resources from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. She brings a variety of experience to her practice from on-farm research, to writing corporate sustainability indicators, to tackling environmental legal issues in western Pennsylvania.

Additional information

Registration includes lunch.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions about our workshops and events. Otherwise, please contact this event’s coordinator, Dan Dalton, by email at dan@pasafarming.org or by phone at (814) 349-9856 x710.


This event is being rescheduled for later this Spring. We will set the new date and location once they become available, then re-open registration.

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Date: Tue, March 26, 2019

Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Cost: $15 Register Now

Event Category: PASA Events