Challenging employer abuses
In 2019, our team helped 17 workers—victims of labor trafficking, violations of overtime laws, and breaches of their H-2B migrant visa contracts—file a lawsuit against their employer, a concrete company based near Richmond. These brave individuals had suffered from repeated serious abuses including seeing their passports confiscated, working excessive hours without adequate compensation, being forced to perform work not included in their contracts, sleeping in cramped and insufficient housing, and more.
After months of contentious litigation our team was able to reach a settlement totaling over $500,000 dollars for our clients.
Saturday, February 25th, marked what is known as “Sine Die” at the Virginia General Assembly, the final day of the 2023 regular session. Thousands of bills were heard and debated during the 46 days of session. LAJC’s team worked tirelessly to prevent the rollback of rights for our communities and to push for progress during […]Read more
In the first half of the 2023 General Assembly session, LAJC staff have advocated, testified, and supported the testimony of community members in favor of bills that would improve public school funding, expand comprehensive and affordable children’s health care coverage, increase tenants’ rights, ease the burden and harm court fines can have on those returning […]Read more