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Using Fair Labor Standards Act Litigation to Support Immigrant Worker Organizing

Turning Direct Legal Services into Impact Litigation

By Hollis V. Pfitsch

Unpaid wage claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act can support immigrant-worker organizing campaigns. Legal services organizations should prioritize wage-theft litigation with worker centers, as clients see better case results and extend the reach of the litigation to broader change. Advocates must beware of discovery tactics and retaliation aimed at stifling immigrant clients’ participation in employment cases.

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