CHAPTER TWO - OFFENSE CONDUCT


PART H - OFFENSES INVOLVING INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS


4.      PEONAGE, INVOLUNTARY SERVITUDE, SLAVE TRADE, AND CHILD SOLDIERS


§2H4.2.     Willful Violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

(a)       Base Offense Level:  6

(b)      Specific Offense Characteristics

(1)       If the offense involved (A) serious bodily injury, increase by 4 levels; or (B) bodily injury, increase by 2 levels.

(2)       If the defendant committed any part of the instant offense subsequent to sustaining a civil or administrative adjudication for similar misconduct, increase by 2 levels.


Commentary

Statutory Provision:  29 U.S.C. § 1851.

Application Notes:

1.      Definitions.—For purposes of subsection (b)(1), "bodily injury" and "serious bodily injury" have the meaning given those terms in Application Note 1 of the Commentary to §1B1.1 (Application Instructions).

2.      Application of Subsection (b)(2).—Section 1851 of title 29, United States Code, covers a wide range of conduct.  Accordingly, the enhancement in subsection (b)(2) applies only if the instant offense is similar to previous misconduct that resulted in a civil or administrative adjudication under the provisions of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (29 U.S.C. § 1801 et. seq.).

Historical Note:  Effective May 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 612).  Amended effective November 1, 2001 (see Appendix C, amendment 627); November 1, 2010 (see Appendix C, amendment 746).