Protecting Migrant Workers From Wage Theft
Missing one paycheck or even an hour of work can threaten a migrant worker’s stability and basic needs, like food, shelter, healthcare, and transportation.
Migrant Legal Aid uses its mobile outreach and education program to empower workers to know their rights, recognize wage theft, and consult with us for any concerns or legal work required to protect them. We use state and federal laws that protect wages to help ensure wage theft is remedied and we use class and collective actions to address legal needs of groups of workers.
State and federal minimum wage laws apply to all workers, even those who are paid by the piece rate (“por contrato,” as our clients say). Reviewing the pay they received against the hours they worked in the first step to identifying wage theft.