Undocumented workers across the country who have been afraid to speak up about labor rights violations due to their immigration status now have new leverage to take action against their bosses.
On Feb. 13, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced for the first time that the agency will have the authority to issue visa certifications to workers who have had their wages stolen, safety laws violated, as well as other workplace abuses, regardless of their immigration status.
The new rules, which will take effect on March 30, not only protect workers from immigration-related retaliation from their employers but will also allow workers to remain in the U.S. with lawful status while OSHA investigates and prosecutes illegal workplace practices.
New OSHA Rules Give Immigrant Workers More Power in the WorkplaceDocumented (documentedny.com)
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