Legal Aid of NC’s Farmworker Unit recently procured a settlement on behalf of two (2) H-2A farmworkers and former employees of H-2A labor contractor Carlos Aguilera and Aguilera Harvesting, Corp. The workers alleged that Aguilera and Aguilera Harvesting violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and North Carolina contract […]
The right to receive visitors
In North Carolina, most migrant farm workers reside in housing provided by their employer. Regardless of what the employer says, these workers usually have the right to receive visitors in their home, under certain conditions, without having to ask the employer for permission. This is true, even when workers do not pay rent. Workers have […]
H-2A workers recruitment: a system ripe ...
The H-2A visa program has grown exponentially in the last few years, as agricultural operations are increasingly opting to hire temporary foreign guestworkers to come to the United States and work tending and picking their crops, as opposed to local workers or other workers already in the U.S. migrant stream. The chance to temporarily work […]
New field sanitation infographic
During the harvest, many farmers and supervisors make their employees work very fast. The human body can’t handle too much work without a break, especially when it’s hot. Your health should be your priority. Take as many water and bathroom breaks as you need during the work hours. Help us protect the health of farmworkers […]
H2A Labor Contractor Filiberto Perez Agr...
Legal Aid of North Carolina filed a lawsuit in the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of 4 migrant farmworkers who came to the U.S. with H2A temporary guestworker visas to work for H2A Labor Contractor Filiberto Perez in 2015 and 2016. The workers alleged that Perez failed to pay them for all the […]
What About Farmworker Women?
The often hashtagged phrase “me too” has recently gone viral on social media to show the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in the workplace and how much it is ingrained in our society. Though the voices of Hollywood actresses have sparked an overdue conversation about this widespread act of injustice in their workplace, what […]
Do you think you may be owed back wages ...
The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces some of our nation’s most comprehensive labor laws. When they find violations, they often recover unpaid wages on behalf of employees. The agency makes every effort to locate and notify all employees due back wages. If they cannot find an employee, they hold their back wages for three […]
Materials from Taxes & H-2A Workers Webi
Thank you for joining the Farmworker Health Insurance Team webinar on H-2A workers and Taxes. We would like to thank Robert W. Wunderle, Director of La Posada Tax Clinic, for presenting such valuable information. If you missed the live webinar, you can view the recording below. Here are the materials shared by Mr. Wunderle: H-2A […]
H2A and Taxes Webinar
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