29 U.S. Code § 1801 - Congressional statement of purpose

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It is the purpose of this chapter to remove the restraints on commerce caused by activities detrimental to migrant and seasonal agricultural workers; to require farm labor contractors to register under this chapter; and to assure necessary protections for migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, agricultural associations, and agricultural employers.


(Pub. L. 97–470, § 2,Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2584.)
Effective Date

Pub. L. 97–470, title V, § 524,Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2600, provided in part that: “The provisions of this Act [enacting this chapter and repealing chapter 52 (§ 2041 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture] shall take effect ninety days from the date of enactment [Jan. 14, 1983].”
Short Title

Pub. L. 97–470, § 1,Jan. 14, 1983, 96 Stat. 2584, provided in part that this Act [enacting this chapter and repealing chapter 52 (§ 2041 et seq.) of Title 7, Agriculture] may be cited as the “Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act”.

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