Do day laborers have protected rights?
Day labor can be very legally complicated. It is often done “under the table,” meaning that workers are paid in cash and employees keep no employment records. Additionally, some (though not most) day laborers are illegal immigrants, which greatly affects their ability to fight unfair labor practices.
Despite all of this, day laborers do indeed have legal rights. They have the right to organize workers’ centers that are similar to unions. They also have the right to earn minimum wage and work in a safe and respectful environment. When these rights are violated, an Austin employment lawyer can help. Contact The Melton Law Firm at 512-330-0017 for more information.