Archive for the 'H-2A Agricultural Workers' Category

Texas Farm Accused of Discriminating Against US Citizen Job Applicants in Favor of H-2A Foreign Workers

A Texas farm has been accused of discriminating against U.S. citizen workers, and instead favoring foreign workers hired under the H-2A temporary worker visa program. In June 2010, a U.S. citizen with more than 12 years of experience in the agricultural industry said in a complaint that he had applied for a job as a cotton […]

The Other Complaint Process: DOJ Targets H-1B Body Shops Who Discriminate Against US and LPR Workers

We have written quite a bit about using Department of Labor and USCIS tools to stand up to exploitative H-1B employers, but there is another agency that is also pursuing them: the Department of Justice. The Department of Justice (DOJ) enforces immigration related anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act in the employment world. […]

H-2A AEWR and Meal Rates To Increase March 15

Effective March 15, 2010 the Adverse Effect Wage Rates (AEWR) and meal charges will increase. The employer must offer and pay their H–2A and U.S. workers the highest of the AEWR, the prevailing hourly wage rate, the prevailing piece rate, the agreed-upon collective bargaining rate, or the Federal or State minimum wage rate, in effect […]

H-2 Employee Rights: H-2A Agricultural Workers

Image by The Library of Congress via Flickr H-2 workers, like H-1Bs, are far too often subject to an employer’s exploitation. An H-2 employer may unlawfully make H-2 workers pay fees, fail to provide required wages or benefits, withhold essential documents, or in some cases commit fraud. If you are an H-2 worker subject to […]