General website - https://www.dol.gov/whd/
Long Island District Office
US Dept. of Labor Wage & Hour Division
1400 Old Country Road, Suite 410, Westbury, NY 11590-5119
Ph 516.338.1890 or 1.866.4.USWAGE (1.866.487.9243)
Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.
Migratory and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) sets standards for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers regarding wages, housing, and transportation. MSPA requires that contractors of migrant agricultural workers register with the Federal government, and notify prospective workers of the wages and working conditions before they are hired. MSPA also requires that providers of housing to such workers comply with certain minimum standards for health and safety, and that transportation providers have vehicles that meet certain standards for safety.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Long Island Area Office
1400 Old Country Road, Ste 208, Westbury, New York 11590
ph 516.334-3344; fax 516.334-3326
OSHA Respiratory Protection Standards
OSHA Respirator Medical Evaluation Questionnaire -
General website - https://www.labor.ny.gov/home/
NYS Agriculture Labor Specialist: José Vega
546 St. John's Place, Riverhead NY 11901 (mailing address)
Mobile phone 631.560.3706; fax 212.775.3389
NYS DOL Division of Immigrant Policies and Affairs
Pay Notice and Work Agreement for Farm Workers
Checklist of Required Postings for Agricultural Employers
Information on steps taken in produce packing areas to reduce microbial contamination.
Food safety is a major concern for consumers, farmers, and buyers. Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) are the steps taken in produce packing areas to reduce microbial contamination. One area where reducing micro contamination is critical is in the washing and cleaning of produce.
The Cornell Vegetable Program is proud to release a new video that shows produce growers standard operating procedures for using a germicidal bleach in a produce washing station. Growers will learn what supplies are required and how to calculate the amount of germicidal bleach needed to sanitize the water.
This video was developed by the Cornell Vegetable Program and Harvest New York with support from the USDA and the Northeast Center for Risk Management Education.
If you’d like more information about Farm Food Safety, visit
Additional videos can be found at the Produce Safety Alliance website https://producesafetyalliance.cornell.edu/ or the Cornell GAPs website https://gaps.cornell.edu/.
This federal EPA regulation is designed to ensure the safety of agricultural workers. It is enforced in NY by the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.
Chart comparing prior WPS standards with
standards for 2017 and beyond.
WPS How to Comply Manual
Agricultural worker and handler training videos
WPS Frequently Asked Questions
NYS Region 1 DEC personnel will also assist growers with compliance questions.
Quick reference guide to the WPS standard as
revised in 2015
NYS DEC Bureau of Pest Management
Labels for pesticides currently registered in New York.
NYS DEC Pesticides and Alternatives. Information
and guidance on all rules and regulations.
NYS DEC information on pesticide applicator
certification and training requirements.
Last updated September 1, 2021