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  • Agricultural Owners, Family Labor and the Worker Protection Standard
    David E. Baker, University of Missouri-Columbia Extension, December 1997
    It is the intent of this publication to help owners determine whether they qualify for the agricultural owner exemptions and, should they qualify, to describe the responsibilities that the owners and their families have in complying with the WPS.
  • Heat 2007: Dealing with Old Risks and New Law
    Howard Rosenberg, University of California at Berkeley,  Summer 2007.
    As agricultural activity gets into full swing in most parts of the country, California growers and workers will be facing a familiar problem in a changed legal context. A permanent state regulation designed to reduce risks from excess heat in outdoor workplaces took effect mid-summer last year. While people in agriculture have long coped with heat in various ways, the new rule requires that employers. . .

  • Liability of Farm Employers
    Stephen F. Matthews and Timothy W. Triplett, University of Missouri-Columbia Extension, October 1993
    Farm owners and operators who hire employees increase their potential liability. The farm employer may be held liable for the acts of employees as well as for injuries to them.


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