MISSOURI - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

Missouri does not define agricultural workers, but incorporates the federal Fair Labor Standards (FLSA) definition of agriculture. (Mo. Rev. Stat. § 290.500(1))

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage


State Enforcement Agency

Missouri Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Website: https://labor.mo.gov/
Relevant Forms: https://labor.mo.gov/pubs-and-forms 

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:
Department of Labor & Industrial Relations

Website: https://labor.mo.gov/dwc
Relevant Forms: https://labor.mo.gov/sites/labor/files/pubs_forms/WC-21-A-AI.pdf

Field Sanitation

Federal Enforcement Agency:
US DOL, Missouri OSHA Office

Website: https://www.osha.gov/contactus/bystate/MO/areaoffice

Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency:
Missouri Department of Agriculture 

Website: https://agriculture.mo.gov/plants/pesticides/ 

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Section for Disease Prevention

Form: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/communicabledisease/pdf/reportablediseaselist2.pdf  

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

State Legal Services Organizations

Legal Aid of Western Missouri

Legal Services of Eastern Missouri


Migrant Farm Workers Assistance Fund