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  • Workers' Rights Handbook

    Handbook on workers rights including the rights of immigrant workers. The original Philadelphia area handbook was created by Community Legal Services, Friends of Farmworkers and the Villanova Law School Clinical Program based on a publication created by the Chinatown Community Youth Leadership Project, a program of Asian Americans United. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Justice At Work
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    Spanish / Español
  • Blue Campaign

    Information on Blue Campaign, a national public awareness campaign, designed to educate the public, law enforcement and other industry partners to recognize the indicators of human trafficking, and how to appropriately respond to possible cases. Content Detail

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    Department of Homeland Security
  • Fact Sheet #35: Joint Employment Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA)

    This Fact Sheet from the United States Department of Labor provides general information concerning the meaning and applicability of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act and under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Fact Sheet #49: The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act

    This fact sheet from the United States Department of Labor outlines the rights protected by the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español
  • Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor

    The Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor, from the United States Department of Labor, helps you learn more about the minimum wage, overtime pay, child labor and record keeping laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Minimum Wage Poster

    Poster from the United States Department of Labor outlining current minimum wage requirements. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
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    Spanish / Español
  • Foreign Workers and Social Security Numbers

    Information from the Social Security Administration for foreign workers about why you need a Social Security number and how to get one. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
    French / Français
    Haitian Creole / Kreyòl Ayisyen
    Italian / Italiano
    Polish / Język Polski
    Tagalog / Pilipino
  • If You Are A Farm Worker - Your Wage Record Book and Guide to Social Security

    Booklet from Social Security which provides farm workers an overview of your wage record, your boss's responsibility in reporting earnings, and the importance of making sure your earnings are reported correctly. [PDF] Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español
  • Know Your Rights at Work

    This booklet from the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General outlines the rights a worker has in the workplace and how to get help if you are experiencing an unlawful work-related issue. Content Detail

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    Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
  • Know Your Rights on the Job Q & A

    This is a publication from the National Council of La Raza to help safeguard Hispanics in the workplace. The format of the Q & A is designed to educate Hispanic employees on their rights and how to combat common forms of discrimination often experienced by this group. Content Detail

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    National Council of La Raza
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    Spanish / Español
  • National Farmworker Jobs Program

    The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is a nationally-directed, locally-administered program of services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. NFJP, with support from the United States Department of Labor, assists migrant and other seasonally-employed farmworkers and their families achieve economic self-sufficiency through job training and other services that address their employment related needs. Content Detail

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    United States Department of Labor
  • PA Courts Public Access Policy - Filing Requirements in the Courts (Video)

    Effective on January 6, 2018, a new Public Access Policy is in effect in Pennsylvania Courts. This policy imposes requirements on anyone filing court documents in the trial and appellate courts to safeguard information in the documents they file. The Pennsylvania Courts have released this series of videos that explain the judiciary’s new policy for protecting confidential information and the required steps you must take to protect that information when filing documents in the courts. Content Detail

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    Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts
  • Petition to Waive Court Costs

    Click the document title to be linked to LawHelp Interactive where you can prepare a Petition to Waive Court Fees which can be used to ask the Pennsylvania Court for permission to file legal papers for free. This form can be used in most types of court cases in Pennsylvania. Approval to waive fees is not automatic. You will need to ask the Court to approve your Petition. Instructions will be included. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a fill-in-the-blank form; you will need to answer questions while connected to the Internet. IMPORTANT: To use this form, you must use Internet Explorer as your browser and Microsoft Word to print your documents. Read More

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    North Penn Legal Services
  • Sexual Violence Against Farmworkers: A Guidebook for Legal Providers

    The goal of this guidebook from the Southern Poverty Law Center is to increase the knowledge and skills of legal professionals so that you can better serve farmworkers who have experienced sexual violence. It provides helpful explanations about the life and work of farmworkers as well as unique issues that may impact the services you provide. Content Detail

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    Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Social Security & Entering the United States of America

    Section of the Social Security Administration website providing information about Social Security for recent immigrants and other non-citizens entering the United States. Content Detail

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    Social Security Administration
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    Spanish / Español