Legal Aid of North Carolina recently settled a lawsuit filed in the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of a migrant farmworker who came to the U.S. with an H2A temporary agricultural visa to work for H2A Labor Contractor Eluvia Perez in 2018. In the lawsuit complaint, the worker alleged that Perez unlawfully retaliated […]
You are browsing archives for
The Farmworker Unit files lawsuit in fed...
The Farmworker Unit of Legal Aid of North Carolina recently filed a lawsuit, Valerio-Naranjo et al. v. Shady Ridge Corp. et al., in federal court in the Eastern District of North Carolina on behalf of eight (8) H-2A farmworkers against defendants Shady Ridge Corp., Jeffrey C. Lee Farms, Inc., Hobbs & Peterson Farms, Inc., and […]
FWU Settles Against Aguilera Harvesting
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 […]
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 […]