Farmworkers have many important legal rights and we at Nevada Legal Services advocate for the farmworkers and migrant families in Nevada through our Farmworker Law Program (FLP). FLP is a statewide program that provides outreach visits and legal representation for migrant and seasonal farmworkers. We advocate for workplace safety, health standards, and fair wages by empowering farmworkers to understand their rights through outreach and education. This program assists migrant, seasonal farmworkers, and temporary agricultural workers under the H-2A visa program.
There are over 8,000 farmworkers and sheepherders in Nevada with most located in the Yerington and Smith Valley (Lyon County) and the Winnemucca-Orovada (Humboldt County) regions spanning to Fallon (Churchill County) and Elko (Elko County) as well. We work closely with community services organizations serving the farmworker and migrant communities throughout Nevada by traveling around the state to reach workers where they live and work. We provide counsel and advice, representation in court, and legal education and outreach in numerous areas of law, including, wage, wage payment, overtime pay, job safety violations of farmworker rights under federal and state protective statutes, substandard housing, evictions, public benefits, record sealing, immigration, victims of trafficking.
The NV Farmworker Resource Council also coordinates the monthly Migrant Farmworker Council which brings together service providers from across Nevada to discuss issues facing farmworkers and the provider community. The FLP also coordinates rural/migrant health clinics with the University of Nevada-Reno to provide health access and information to farmworkers across northern Nevada.
Nevada Legal Services is proud to advocate for the rights, equality, justice, and safety of migrant, seasonal farmworkers, and temporary agricultural workers in Nevada. If you are a Farmworker or know of one in need of legal assistance, please contact our Farmworker Outreach Coordinator, Lorena Castaneda, at (775) 284-3491 ext. 230.
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