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LOGO: Journal of Cotton Science


Federal Labor Laws

Authors: Harrison Ashley, Dennis Findley Jr., and Tony Williams
Pages: 159-162
Engineering and Ginning
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Cotton gins, like most businesses, must comply with a number of federal labor laws. Although ginners are usually considered agricultural employers and are exempted from some federal regulations, they still must pay close attention to all federal statutes and know what is expected of them. The National Cotton Ginners’ Association has developed A Ginner’s Practical Guide to Compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) that gives additional details on the labor laws covered in this section.