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Industries and Jobs with Exemptions or Special Rules

  • Content last reviewed: October 2011
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Agriculture, Growing, Breeding, Keeping, and Fishing
Occupations Description  
Farm Employees (Other than Harvesting and Horse Breeding and Boarding)

This applies to employees who are employed on a farm whose employment is directly related to the primary production of eggs, milk, grain, seeds, fruit, vegetables (including mushrooms), maple products, honey, tobacco, herbs, pigs, cattle, sheep, goats, poultry, deer, elk, ratites, bison, rabbits, game birds, wild boar and cultured fish.

Note:

  1. This does not apply to persons employed as harvesters. To learn about exemptions and special rules applicable to harvesters, please refer to the Harvesters section of the tool.
  2. This does not apply to persons employed in the breeding or boarding of horses on a farm. To learn out about exemptions applicable to employees employed in the breeding or boarding of horses on a farm, please refer to the Horse Boarding and Breeding section of the tool.

Fishers This applies to employees employed in commercial fishing.
Flower Growing This applies to employees whose employment is directly related to the growing of flowers for the retail and wholesale trade.
Canning, Processing, Packing or Distribution of Fresh Fruit or Vegetables (seasonal) This applies to employees who are employed by an employer for no more than 16 weeks in a calendar year and whose employment is directly related to the canning, processing and packing of fresh fruits or vegetables or their distribution by the canner, processor or packer.
Growing, Transporting and Laying Sod This applies to employees whose employment is directly related to the growing, transporting and laying of sod.
Growing Trees and Shrubs This applies to employees whose employment is directly related to the growing of trees or shrubs for the retail and wholesale trade.
Harvesters of Fruit, Vegetables or Tobacco This applies to employees who are employed on a farm to harvest fruit, vegetables or tobacco for marketing or storage.

Note: To learn about exemptions applying to farm employees other than harvesters, please refer to the Farm Employees and the Horse Boarding and Breeding sections of the tool.
Horse Boarding and Breeding This applies to employees whose employment is directly related to the breeding and boarding of horses on a farm.
Hunting and Fishing Guides This applies to persons employed as hunting or fishing guides.
Keeping of Furbearing Mammals This applies to employees whose employment is directly related to the keeping of furbearing mammals for propagation or the production of pelts for commercial purposes.

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