The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, Pub. L. 97-470, January 14, 1983, 96 Stat 2584, codified at 29 U.S.C. § 1801 et seq., became effective on April 14, 1983. It repealed and replaced the former Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act of 1963 as amended in 1974. See 7 U.S.C. § 2041 et seq. The purpose of the Act is to remove restraints on commerce caused by activities detrimental to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, and to require farm labor contractors to register and assure necessary protections for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, agricultural associations, and agricultural employees.
Updated December 18, 2015