Casa Latina advances the power and well-being of Latino immigrants through employment, education, and community organizing.

Worker Rights

- AFL-CIO | American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations
Working people in America have certain basic legal rights to safe, healthy and fair conditions at work. But many employers--perhaps yours--violate these basic rights because they value their profits more than their workers.

You have the right to a safe workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards.

- Washington State - Department of Labor & Industries (L&I)
Protecting workers' wages, hours, breaks and more. They enforce child labor laws, as well as laws that protect workers' wages and working conditions. The agency also oversees apprenticeship programs and administers rules covering prevailing wage on public-works construction projects.

- Spanish Resources at the U.S. Department of Labor
Sección de Horas y Sueldos, Información Básica - Basic Information about Work Hours and Wages (PDF)
Guía Práctica Referente a la Ley de Normas - Handy Reference Guide to Family Labor Standards Act (PDF)
Sección de Horas y Sueldos, Hojas Informativas - Wage and Hour Fact Sheets - Wage Hour Division homepage