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Slighting the Hands That Feed Us

Our Director’s Michigan Bar Journal Article Explains Need for Better Employment Laws and More Frequent Court Enforcement How Labor Laws Leave Farmworkers in Left Field.  Michigan Bar Journal, November 2016, Employment and Labor Law feature, by  Teresa Hendricks Pitsch.

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MI Drivers License Bill – Amended

What does this mean for Undocumented Farmworkers? If you’re undocumented, you’re still not a “resident” and not required to have a Michigan driver’s license.  You can still drive using a license from these countries.  What changed as of 3/29/17 You now need your home country’s license translated into English, with your photo.  Documented people from […]

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OSHA’s New Safety Standard Excludes Farmworkers

This is incredible.  Farm workers were historically excluded from labor laws enacted in previous eras.  This has been a long and shameful discriminatory past.  But then this happens:  in the year 2016, when we have a chance to include them in labor protections, OSHA says not so fast.  Excluded!

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Hispanic Bar Association of Michigan

The Hispanic Bar Association members celebrated unity and solidarity in its mission to  empower Hispanics.  Attorneys in attendance on the Dinner Cruise and Gala shared memories, stories and plans of  continuing advocacy and service.

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2016 National Farmworker Conference

In the first full week of November 2016, lawyers from MLA attended the National biennial Farmworker Law Conference. The conference allows  attorneys the opportunity to meet other lawyers nationwide, deepen legal skills, and strengthen relationships among experts, mentors and mentees.  Farmworker lawyers shared the most recent updates to national employment laws, latest class action and other case developments, and […]

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In the News: EPA launches online ‘Dashboard’ on worker pesticide

EPA launches online ‘Dashboard’ on worker pesticide exposure   Washington – A new resource from the Environmental Protection Agency aims to help regulators and the public learn more about pesticide exposure incidents among agricultural workers. Released Dec. 18, the Pesticide Worker Protection Dashboardincludes charts and graphs with enforcement and compliance information related to the Worker Protection […]

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