N.Y. Labor Law Section 212-D
Field sanitation for farm hand workers, farm field workers and farm food processing workers


1.

Every grower or processor who employs or uses paid farm hand workers, farm field workers or farm food processing workers, whether or not he or she uses the services of a farm labor contractor, shall, at his or her own expense, provide or make available to such workers toilet and handwashing facilities, including transportation to such facilities.

2.

Where five or more paid farm handworkers, farm field workers or farm food processing workers are employed in one location at the same time, at least one toilet and handwashing facility shall be provided at such location for every twenty workers or fraction thereof. Toilet and handwashing units shall be located together. Such facilities shall be located within a one-quarter mile walk of most hand-laborers or at the closest point that may be accessible by motor vehicle.

3.

Where more than twenty paid farm hand workers, farm field workers or farm food processing workers are employed in one location at the same time and fifty or more percent of such workers are women, one toilet shall be designated with appropriate signs for men and one toilet designated with appropriate signs for women. Toilet and handwashing units shall be located together. Such facilities shall be located within a one-quarter mile walk of most hand-laborers.

4.

When compliance with the provisions of subdivisions one, two and three of this section is not practicable because of physical or terrain conditions, such toilet and handwashing facilities shall be located at the closest point that may be accessible by motor vehicle.

5.

Any violation of this section, shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars, or up to thirty days imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment. Any second or subsequent offense shall be a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars, nor more than three thousand dollars, or up to sixty days imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment.

Source: Section 212-D — Field sanitation for farm hand workers, farm field workers and farm food processing workers, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/LAB/212-D (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 20, 2024).

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Laws and orders to be posted
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Fees for medical examination
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Discrimination in child-care leave prohibited
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Discrimination against the engagement in certain activities
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Coin-operated machines performing a manufacturing process
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Washrooms, washing facilities and waterclosets for elevator employees
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Prevention of personal injuries to persons engaged in tree trimming
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Right of nursing employees to express breast milk
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Employee safety in work on energized high voltage lines
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Labels, brands and marks used by labor organizations
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Illegal use of labels, brands and marks
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Fraudulent representation in labor organizations
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Proceedings for nonenforcement
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Legal duty to employees
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Protection of employees
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Prohibition against use of funds
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Drinking water for farm laborers
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Migrant registration law
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Farm labor camp commissaries
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Definitions
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Field sanitation for farm hand workers, farm field workers and farm food processing workers
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Children
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Accessed:
Jul. 20, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 212-D’s source at nysenate​.gov

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