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Employment Rights

Iowa Legal Aid wants you to receive all your work benefits. Please talk with us if you believe your boss has treated you poorly.

Family & Age Discrimination, and Child Labor

Generally, an employer cannot terminate a contract, dismiss you early, or fail to offer a living space simply because you have a family.

It is Illegal for Someone to Force you to Work or Have Sex

Trafficking can occur when someone is forced to work or engage in sex against their will, and may affect farmworkers due to their isolation, low wages, hazardous conditions, and fear of retaliation from their employer.

Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWPA)

The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (AWPA) protects migrant and seasonal farmworkers. If an employer violates AWPA, a worker can sue the employer.

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

You have the right to be free from sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination that violates state and federal law. “Sexual harassment” can include obscene comments and gestures, unwanted touching, verbal abuse and requests for sexual favors by supervisors or co-workers.

The Fair Labor Standards Act Helps Farmworks & Other Workers Get Their Fair Pay

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that sets standards for minimum wage, overtime pay, and other work-related matters.

The Rights of H-2A Workers

The federal H-2A visa program allows agricultural employers in the United States to hire workers from other countries with a temporary contract. The U.S. employers must comply with specific requirements under federal law

Unemployment Benefits

If you lose your job, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits.

Welcome to Iowa

Iowa Legal Aid provides free legal assistance to people with civil legal problems. We have attorneys in ten regional offices that cover the entire state of Iowa.

Who Are Iowa's Farmworkers?

Iowa Legal Aid?s goal is to make sure that the farmworker communities receive equal access to justice while living and working in the State of Iowa.

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