From the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association “The FFVA Voice”
Really good news for labor contractors working with H2A Visa’s in Florida.
Florida licensed farm labor contractors may now request to be recognized as a designated “best practices farm labor contractor” under a new program by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation.
Those who receive the designation as a best practices farm labor contractor will be listed and maintained on the farm labor contractor license and the department’s website to help publicly identify those who demonstrate a firm commitment to responsible and safe labor practices.
To be eligible for the distinction, the farm labor contractor licensee must meet the qualifications of the new rule for Best Practices for Farm Labor Contractors (specifications outlined here) upon findings by the department. The licensee must also have maintained a valid license for three years before requesting the designation.