Missing just one paycheck or even an hour of work will threaten the migrant workers’ ability to maintain a safe shelter, adequate food and decent clothing. Without recognizing and advocating for their rights, migrant workers often make less than one dollar per hour.
Upholding migrants’ basic human needs is directly tied to their wages, so maintaining adequate and fair wages is crucial.
Migrant Legal Aid is a great resource for securing equal treatment under federal and state law.
Migrant Legal Aid helps explain and enforce The Fair Labor Standards Act and the Migrant and Seasonal Agriculture Worker Protection Act. These were created to help migrants maintain their income by protecting the standards of minimum wage, overtime pay, record-keeping, and youth employment. These standards apply for all workers, even those who earn their wages by piece rate.