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 Michigan Migrant Legal Aid July 2016

Former U.S. Department of Labor Trial Lawyer Joins Migrant Legal Aid as Board Member and Volunteer Attorney

Meet: STACEY SCANLON ADAMS, MLA's newest in-house  volunteer attorney.  Ms. Adams was a trial attorney for the U.S . Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor for three years, where she worked on complex wage and hour and occupational safety and health cases  on behalf of workers in the Midwest region. 
Ms. Adams currently works as a remote attorney for a Robin Potter & Associates in Chicago, Illinois, but is based in Grand Rapids, where she litigates employment discrimination and complex FLSA class and collective actions, including cases relating to unpaid minimum wage and overtime, independent contractor misclassification, and related retaliation matters.  Ms. Adams is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Illinois, and has experience with all aspects of pre-trial and trial work in federal court.  She   will be assisting MLA with various litigation matters on behalf of migrant workers, including FLSA cases.    

Migrant Legal Aid Receives Grant from Grand Rapids Community Foundation
The Grand Rapids Community Foundation, through its Donor Advised Fund, is now supporting the work of MLA to prevent unnecessary pesticide exposures among migrant families and children.  Thanks to the generosity of Kate Pew Wolters, the grant will be combined with other foundation funds to meet our goals.  The Project includes an upcoming collaboration to 'train the trainer' on the EPA's new Worker Protection Standards at MSU in Lansing on September 21, 2016.

Nonprofits Work to Support Migrant Workers and their Families read more

MLA's Attorney Ben O'Hearn Contacts Senators in Support of EPA Rules
o              Pesticide exposures, especially by crop dusters 
o             Farmworkers displaced by H-2A workers
o             Housing discrimination against undocumented                      family members            

Please contact MLA if you have any questions or information on these scenarios (616) 4545055.  
West Michigan nonprofits work to support migrant workers and their families.
Congress is revving up to pass a measure that would strip our nation's agricultural workers - providers of sustenance, fresh vegetables, fruits, soy, corn and flora - of one of the most vital tools needed to protect them from the dangers of pesticide poisonings.
So far this year, employers in the United States have hired some 80,000 foreign guest workers for low-skilled non-agricultural jobs. If a bipartisan group in Congress gets its way, the number could soon rise as high as 264,000.
Los hombres demandaron a una empresa de Michigan, alegando que los discriminaban diciƩndoles que eran menos competentes y productivos que los mexicanos.
MLA is dedicated to defending and preserving farmworker jobs, dignity, health, income, and legal rights.  
Teresa Hendricks
Migrant Legal Aid
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