In 2019, the number of employment law violations detected by the Wage and Hour Division (WHD) among agricultural employers dropped to the lowest point in 15 years: Number of MSPA, H-2A, and FLSA violations detected by WHD investigations in agriculture, fiscal years 2005–2019
|Fiscal year||MSPA violations||H-2A violations||FLSA violations|
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Note: MSPA stands for the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act, H-2A is the H-2A work visa program for temporary agricultural workers, and FLSA stands for the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Source: Authors' analysis of U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Compliance Action Data (U.S. DOL-WHD 2020f).