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Most farmers have to rely on foreign citizens to help them during busy harvest seasons. There are a great deal of risks involved in hiring temporary workers from other countries; additionally, these individuals are also assuming a great deal of risk by taking a leap of faith leaving their families to work for you. The H-2A Farm Labor Contractor Surety Bond is designed to protect your temporary employees. Proving that you care about your farm workers gives you more leverage to attract migrant workers to the competitive farming industry.
What is an H-2A Farm Labor Contractor Surety Bond and why do I need one?
The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division requires that all H-2A Labor Contractors provide an H-2A Farm Labor Contractor Surety Bond. According to the Wage and Hour Division, if you are engaged in the “recruiting, soliciting, hiring, employing, furnishing, housing, or transporting” of foreign farm laborers, you must acquire this type of bond.
The H-2A Labor Contractor Surety Bond guarantees the wages and benefits owed to an H-2A worker by you, the employer.
How do I get an H-2A Farm Labor Contractor Surety Bond and how much does it cost?
The H-2A Labor Contractor Surety Bond is issued in the following amounts:
- $5,000 for a labor certification with fewer than 25 employees;
- $10,000 for a labor certification with 25 to 49 employees;
- $20,000 for a labor certification with 50 to 74 employees;
- $50,000 for a labor certification with 75 to 99 employees; and
- $75,000 for a labor certification with 100 or more employees.
You can read more about the H-2A Farm Labor Contractor Surety Bond requirements at the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division website.
Apply now with our easy application form and Surety1 will work with you to ensure that you are compliant with the government regulations. We’ll get back to you quickly with your quote and get your approval through one of our 18 partner organizations. Thank you for helping to feed America!