All farm labor contractors in Idaho must be licensed to hire migrant or seasonal agricultural workers, and minimum wage is required with a few exceptions.
Farmworkers must be paid at least the state minimum wage of $7.25 an hour with a few exceptions.
Minimum wage fact sheet: English | Spanish
Agricultural employers who anticipate a shortage of domestic workers and plan to bring nonimmigrant foreign workers to the U.S. for temporary or seasonal agricultural labor must be certified to do so through the H-2A temporary agricultural program.
While much of the process involves the employer working directly with federal agencies ̶ see links below to learn about those ̶ the Idaho Department of Labor assists by reviewing the application, conducting housing inspections and helping the employer recruit qualified domestic workers.
H-2A employer manuals,
posters and forms
U.S. Department of Labor Foreign Labor
Foreign Labor Certification Forms
Employer Guide to H2A