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Farm Labor Contractor Bonds (Federal H-2A)


Farm Labor Contractor Bond (Federal H-2A) Information

The U.S. Department of Labor requires surety bonds from H-2A employers engaged in the recruiting, soliciting, hiring, employing, furnishing, housing, or transporting of agricultural workers. The surety bond must be written to cover liability incurred during the term of the work contract period listed on the H-2A application and must remain in effect for a period of at least 2 years from the expiration date of the labor certification. H-2ALCs must obtain the surety bond in the following amounts: 

  • $5,000 for a labor certification with fewer than 25 employees;
  • $10,000 for a labor certification with 25 to 49 employees;
  • $20,000 for a labor certification with 50 to 74 employees;
  • $50,000 for a labor certification with 75 to 99 employees; and
  • $75,000 for a labor certification with 100 or more employees.

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