Immigrant Workers’ Rights Program

The Immigrant Workers’ Rights Program represents workers in disputes over wage and hour violations, unsafe working conditions, and other workplace abuses commonly suffered by immigrants in New York City. In collaboration with the U.S. and New York State Departments of Labor, the New York City Office of the Comptrollers and the consulates of several Latin American nations, Catholic Migration Services operates LÍNEA LABORAL, a bilingual (English/Español) call center for workers to learn about their labor rights and report abuses.

CMS may be able to assist you if:

– Your boss kept your first week’s wages as a “deposit”

– You are paid less than minimum wage

– You are paid a flat weekly salary, no matter how many hours you work

– You are paid less than your co-workers because of a discriminatory reason

– Your workplace is not safe

– Your boss threatens to fire you or “call immigration” if you report what is happening at your job

– You are experiencing other workplace abuses

Links to websites with useful information for workers