Agricultural Worker Rights Program
Manager: Amanda McMahon
The Agricultural Worker Rights Program helps agricultural workers in Nebraska assert their employment rights. Our focus is on ensuring agricultural workers are paid what they are owed under the law; ensuring that their working conditions are safe; and addressing harassment and discrimination in the workplace.
An agricultural worker is someone who works in agriculture all year, seasonally, or as a migrant or temporary worker.
Agriculture is any crop, livestock, food products or processing.
Common Legal Issues We Help With
Paid less than minimum wage
Paid a monthly wage not based on hours
Not paid promised wage
Paid less than hours worked
Health and Safety:
No access to restroom
Injured at work
No clean water
Lack of proper equipment
Lack of education and training
Discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, or sex
Employer-provided housing issues
Any issue with boss or other employees
How We Help:
We provide information, referrals, advice, self-help services, limited assistance and representation to qualifying low-income individuals. The type of assistance we provide depends upon your situation, the legal issue and Legal Aid’s resources. Our services are free to those who qualify.