Migrant Labor Camps

Migrant Labor Camps or "camp" means one or more structures, buildings, tents, barracks, trailers, vehicles, converted buildings, and unconventional enclosures of living space, reasonably contiguous, together with the land appertaining thereto, established, operated or used as living quarters for one or more persons, one or more of whom is a migrant worker engaged in agricultural or fishing activities, including related food processing. "Migrant labor camp" does not include (i) a summer camp, campground or hotel as defined in § 35.1-1 of the Code of Virginia, (ii) housing that, in the ordinary course of business, is regularly offered to the general public on a commercial basis and is provided to any migrant worker on the same or comparable terms and conditions as provided to the general public, or (iii) small businesses that are exempt under federal law as provided in the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 USC § 201 et seq.) and the Migrant and Seasonal Worker Protection Act (29 USC § 1801 et seq.). The agricultural industry employs a substantial number of migrant farm workers in the planting, cultivating, harvesting, and packaging of the many crops grown throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia Department of Health promulgates and enforces regulations to ensure the safe and healthy living conditions of migrant workers and their families during their employment and residence in Virginia.

Migrant Labor and the Occupational Health Standard in the United States

Permit Application

Chapter 501. Rules & Regulations Governing the Construction & Maintenance of Migrant Labor Camps