Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

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Some Argue The Legislation Is Hurting More Than Helping

UTICA–Farmers across the state gathered at the Capitol building on June 12th to rally against the Farmworker Fair Labor Act.

If passed, the bill would require overtime payments for those working more then 8 hours in a day and 40 hours per week. The New York Famr Bureau says the legislation is unrealistic.

The New York Farm Bureau says there is no such thing as a regular 8 hour work day in the farming industry, especially when animals need to be cared for and crops need to be harvested.

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