There is a law in the United States called the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act that covers most farms.
Under this law you have the right to:
- Accurate information, in writing, about the job when you are recruited.
- Accurate and complete wage statements every time you get paid.
- Clean, safe housing.
- Transportation in safe vehicles if the employer provides transportation.
- The contractor and the employer have to keep all their promises.
- Payment of wages owed.
This law also has many other protections for workers. If your employer violates this law, you can get up to $500 for each violation, and sometimes more.
Our offices help workers make claims under this law. Please call one of our offices if you have any questions or if you want help.