Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act

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The Farm Labor Contractor Registration Act (FLCRA) — P.L. 88-582 (September 7, 1964, as amended) — regulated the activities of farm labor contractors, that is, agents who recruit and are otherwise engaged in the transport, housing, and employment of migratory agricultural workers. Under FLCRA, farm labor contractors were required to secure certification through the U.S. Department of Labor.

Strengthened by amendment in 1974, the Act became a target of grower criticism and, in 1983, was repealed and replaced with the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Workers Protection Act (P.L. 97-470).


 This article incorporates public domain material from the Congressional Research Service document "Report for Congress: Agriculture: A Glossary of Terms, Programs, and Laws, 2005 Edition" by Jasper Womach.