NEBRASKA - Workers’ Rights

Definition of agricultural worker under state law:

• For purposes of the state’s workers’ compensation law, “agricultural operation means (i) the cultivation of land for the production of agricultural crops, fruit, or other horticultural products or (ii) the ownership, keeping, or feeding of animals for the production of livestock or livestock products[.]” (NEB. REV. STAT. § 48-106(9)(a))

Wages and Overtime

Minimum Wage

Overtime

There is no state overtime law.

State Enforcement Agency

Nebraska Department of Labor, Labor Standards Division

Website: https://dol.nebraska.gov/LaborStandards 
Relevant Forms: https://dol.nebraska.gov/LaborStandards/WageComplaint/WageComplaintForm

Occupational Safety and Health

Workers’ Compensation

State Enforcement Agency:
Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court

Website: https://www.wcc.ne.gov/ 
Relevant Forms: https://www.wcc.ne.gov/information-for-the-public/court-forms-and-publications

Field Sanitation

Federal Enforcement Agency:
US DOL, Nebraska OSHA Office

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

Pesticide Safety

State Enforcement Agency:
Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Program

Website: http://www.agr.ne.gov/pesticide/index.html

Right to Join Unions and Collective Bargaining in Agriculture

 

State Legal Services Organizations

Legal Aid of Nebraska
http://legalaidofnebraska.org