License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Farm Labor Contractor



Highlights

License required in 9 states
95th most burdensome licensing requirements
77th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Farm labor contractors recruit, hire, furnish and supervise seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers for a fee and may transport, house and provide meals for workers.

Summary

Nine states require a license to work as a farm labor contractor. On average, these laws cost farm labor contractors $162 in fees. Two states require exams, and all of the states require a fee, giving farm labor contractor the 95th most burdensome licensing requirements.

(Last updated April 30, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Florida $160 0 1 0 18
2 California $600 0 1 0 0
3 Idaho $250 0 0 0 0
4 New York $200 0 0 0 0
5 Oregon $100 0 0 0 0
6 Illinois $50 0 0 0 0
7 Nebraska $40 0 0 0 0
8 Washington $35 0 0 0 0
9 Maryland $25 0 0 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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