Under the new policy, a worker can report labor violations such as wage theft and discrimination to the Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), or Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). By doing so, a worker may be eligible for deferred action which allows him or her to remain legally in the U.S. for two years and file a work authorization. This means that undocumented workers can seek justice without having to worry about their immigration status or risk being removed from the country.
The new policy that was announced on January 13, also provides an additional layer of protection to exploited workers by ensuring that they can seek legal help without being subject to retaliation from their employers. This is especially important as many undocumented workers are afraid to report exploitation out of fear of deportation, making them more vulnerable to abuse. With the new policy in place, employees will be able to speak up and fight for their rights without fear of punishment or deportation.
Overall, this new policy marks a major step forward in protecting immigrant workers’ rights and helping them obtain justice when faced with exploitation. It allows undocumented workers to report labor violations safely, receive legal protection from retaliatory measures, and even apply for work authorization if eligible. This will go a long way towards empowering immigrants and ensuring that they are not subjected to unfair working conditions or exploitation.
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