For facilities that are violating wage laws, profit margins hinge on the widespread exploitation of thousands of caretakers.
California regulators aren’t taking action against care homes that ignore wage theft judgments.
Caregivers work intimately with the elderly. They bathe, dress and feed them and help with basic hygiene. But who looks out for the caregivers?
Despite government efforts to stamp out abuses in America’s visa program for highly skilled workers, unscrupulous job brokers continue to illegally sell visas – sometimes connected to jobs that don’t exist.
California’s high-tech industry is famous for friendly methods for holding on to talented workers. But it also has become a hub for less generous retention practices: freezing employees in place and depressing wages by pushing legal boundaries.
Here’s a breakdown of the main tactics manipulative job brokers use to treat immigrant tech workers like indentured servants.
Porous federal oversight has allowed labor brokers to financially exploit Indian tech workers with little fear of detection. And even those that are caught can continue to survive and thrive – including on taxpayers’ dime.
Labor brokers providing Indian high-tech workers to American companies are gaming a professional visa program, creating a shadow world that can turn a worker’s dream of self-betterment into a financial nightmare.
New law requiring sexual harassment training for labor contractors, supervisors and all farm employees was spurred by Rape in the Fields investigation.
Legislators, community organizations, academic institutions and growers have jump-started new projects to tackle sexual harassment and abuse in the agricultural industry. Here are a handful of the most developed solutions that have emerged.