Updated agricultural employer checklist available

MSU Extension Agricultural Employer Checklist helps agricultural employers stay current.

Agricultural employers in Michigan have a tool that can help them stay current with Michigan and Federal requirements when they hire and employ agricultural workers. The Michigan State University Extension Agricultural Employer Checklist was recently updated in September 2011.

The MSU Extension Agricultural Employer Checklist was started in 2003, and was recently updated by Stan Moore (MSU Extension Dairy Educator) and Phil Taylor (Outreach Specialist, MSU Telfarm Center). This resource is a checklist with basic information on what every agricultural employer needs to know about hiring employees, procedures to follow, forms to fill out, and taxes to deduct and to pay.

There are sections on what employers must do before hiring employees, responsibilities after hiring, what employers must provide to employees, what employers must submit annually and other labor regulations and resources.

The checklist also includes phone numbers and websites where agricultural employers can get more information, publications, and forms. If employers use the on-line version of the checklist, links to the website are active within the document.

The checklist is also helpful for employees who want to know more about employment paperwork and where to get further information.

For more information please contact Stan Moore, MSU Extension Dairy Educator at moorest@msu.edu or at 231-533-8818.


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