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Subdivision 1.Generally.

For the purposes of sections 181.85 to 181.90, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them.

Subd. 2.Agricultural labor.

"Agricultural labor" means field labor associated with the cultivation and harvest of fruits and vegetables and work performed in processing fruits and vegetables for market, as well as labor performed in agriculture as defined in Minnesota Rules, part 5200.0260.

Subd. 3.Migrant worker.

"Migrant worker" means an individual at least 17 years of age who travels more than 100 miles to Minnesota from some other state to perform seasonal agricultural labor in Minnesota.

Subd. 4.Employer.

"Employer" means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, business trust, or any person or group of persons that employs, either directly or indirectly through a recruiter, one or more migrant workers in any calendar year.

Subd. 5.Recruit.

"Recruit" means to induce an individual, directly or indirectly through an agent or recruiter, to travel to Minnesota to perform agricultural labor by an offer of employment or of the possibility of employment.

Subd. 6.Recruiter.

"Recruiter" means an individual or person other than an employer that for a fee, either for itself or for another individual or person, solicits, hires, or furnishes migrant workers, excluding members of an individual recruiter's immediate family, for agricultural labor to be performed for an employer in this state. "Recruiter" does not include a public agency providing employment services.

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