Know Your Rights as an Immigrant – Your Rights on the Job

An employer should only ask for your documents once they offer you a job, not before. If you are authorized to work and your documents come up as ‘no match’, you can appeal within 8 business days. Your employer may use E-Verify, an internet-based system that quickly compares your information with the Dept. of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration.

Regardless of your status, you have the right to earn minimum wage, to be paid overtime if eligible, and work in a safe and healthy environment.

If you are injured or become sick due to your job, you have the right to workers’ compensation benefits. You should speak to an attorney immediately to find out more about your rights.

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Attorney and partner at Walther Goss Law.

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