Archive for the 'H-2B Temporary 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-2 Employee Rights: H-2B Temporary Workers

Image by Julie70 via Flickr Today’s article will discuss the H-2B visa worker, common problems (including unpaid wages) H-2B workers face, and legal rights for those workers. The H-2B visa is for short-term or seasonal workers in non-agricultural positions, such as landscape, cleaning, construction, hotel, and restaurant workers. Some H-2B employers unlawfully seek fees from […]