Undocumented workers are a large and important part of California’s workforce. Many undocumented workers are employed in physically demanding jobs, work long hours, and are sometimes subjected to questionable work conditions. It is important to know that all California workers are entitled to workplace protection, whether they are legally authorized to work in the United States or not. California law considers the immigration status of workers to be privileged and confidential information. If you are a California undocumented worker, it is not necessary to choose between unfair working conditions and remaining in the country. Call Yash Law Group’s Orange County office today to speak with an attorney and learn how you are protected under the law.
Poor and unfair working conditions has been a rising problem in California. Recent labor laws have been specifically passed in order to penalize employers who attempt to take advantage of employees who are not legally authorized to work in the United States. The California Department of Industrial Relations is dedicated to protecting all workers and will not question a worker’s immigration status during an investigation of a complaint. By law, undocumented workers are entitled to:
- The right to receive the legal hourly minimum wage
- The right to earn overtime after working more than 8 hours per day, or 40 hours per week
- The right to file a wage claim with the state labor commissioner
- The right to file a workplace safety and health complaint with Cal/OSHA
- The right to work in an environment free from retaliation
Under the Hernandez bill, named after its sponsor Assemblyman Roger Hernandez of West Covina, employers who attempt to intimidate, threaten or control employees, or prevent them from filing a complaint, with threats of immigration consequences may be fined up to $10,000.00. Hiring a employment law attorney can ensure that you, as an undocumented worker, do not need to simply accept any given set of labor conditions. We understand that you are simply trying to earn a living and make a better life for both you and your family. We are here to help. Call our Los Angeles office today to speak with lawyer Jesse Singh.Labor Attorney who Protects Undocumented Workers’ Rights Against Orange County, California Employers
Undocumented workers feel that they must accept unfair treatment because they do not have the money to fight an employer with money and attorneys. Yash Law Group does not charge a wronged employee for its services. During your initial consultation, Jesse Singh will discuss the details of your case with you, and determine if you have a legal complaint. From there, he will assist you in going through the correct channels. If your case is not successful, you owe us nothing. If we win, your employer will be asked to pay your attorney’s fees, as a result of engaging in discriminatory practices. We do not believe a wronged party should have to foot the bill for fair treatment. Contact our office to today and learn more about how we assist undocumented workers in Orange County, California.