Ag Worker Rights

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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

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Paid less than minimum wage

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Paid a monthly wage not based on hours

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Not paid promised wage

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Paid irregularly

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Paid less than hours worked

Health and Safety:

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Pesticide exposure

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No access to restroom

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Injured at work

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No clean water

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Lack of proper equipment

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Lack of education and training

Other issues:

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Discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, or sex

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Sexual harassment

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Employer-provided housing issues

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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.

How to apply for Services:

Call 1-877-250-2016 and press 7

Email us

agworkerprogram@legalaidofnebraska.org