Agricultural Worker Project

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Are you working or have you recently worked in agriculture in Minnesota or North Dakota?  Do you have a legal question or concern related to that work?  If so, SMRLS’ Agricultural Worker Project may be able to help.  We assist agricultural workers with employment-related legal issues and are committed to improving the working and living conditions of agricultural workers in Minnesota and North Dakota.

The Agricultural Worker Project considers agricultural work to generally include:

  • Field work
  • Nursery work
  • Greenhouse work
  • Livestock work
  • Forestry work
  • Beekeeping
  • Work under an H-2A visa
  • ...and more

Cases we normally handle include:

  • Wage theft
  • Workplace health and safety violations
  • Employer-provided housing concerns
  • Employment discrimination and retaliation
  • H-2A contract violations
  • Problems during the recruitment process
  • Labor trafficking
  • Limited public benefits assistance

To reach the Agricultural Worker Project:

  • Phone:  1-800-652-9733
  • Text/WhatsApp:  507-475-0804 (Minnesota) or 701-212-2642 (North Dakota)
  • Email:  awp@smrls.org 
  • Hours:  9am-5pm Monday through Friday; evenings during field work season; appointments by request
  • We speak English and Spanish and have interpreters available in other languages
  • Click here to visit our Facebook page

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