Do you employ people on your farm, in your agricultural business, or do you have a business providing your employees and services on someone else’s farm? Are you a farmer providing housing to employees? Do you use contractors on your farm? If you responded yes to any of these questions, then you need an Agribusiness Employment Lawyer.
There is Employment Law. Then there is Agribusiness Employment Law, and Eichman Law, PLLC. With over thirty years experience in Agribusiness, Karen Eichman is an Agribusiness Employment Lawyer well-versed in the Migrant Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) and the Pennsylvania Seasonal Farm Labor Act (SFLA).
More importantly, Karen’s many years in agribusiness makes her cognizant of the fact that many agri-employers have limited staff. As the chair of the firm’s Agribusiness Department, Karen works closely with agribusiness owners and staff to ensure that processes are understood and manageable in their particular environment.
Landlord/Tenant issues have their own peculiar twist (or not!) when it comes to farm worker housing! In Pennsylvania, farm workers in housing provided by the employer have the same rights as any other tenant would have, even when no rent is being paid. Karen is a trusted resource who can help you set up agreements so that when it is time for an employee to “move on,” you can make that happen as quickly as possible – legally -(without “self-help” because “self help” is prohibited in Pennsylvania!).
Having an Agribusiness Employment Lawyer that understands your business is critical to your bottom line!
Give us a call to set up an appointment.