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September 21, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center has entered into an agreement with Belfor USA Group to ensure that migrant workers laboring in post-Katrina New Orleans receive wages that were withheld from them by Belfor subcontractors.

News
September 08, 2006

An Idaho-based forestry company doing business across the South will pay substantial damages and enact far-reaching reforms to bring its work practices into compliance with the law under a settlement agreement in a Center lawsuit.

News
August 28, 2006

Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans one year ago and much of the city hasn't been rebuilt. Workers imported from other states and countries to rebuild the city are underpaid and exploited by government-hired contractors.

News
August 28, 2006

A year after Hurricane Katrina ripped through New Orleans, migrant workers recruited from other states and countries to revive the city are still being systematically underpaid and exploited.

News
August 24, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center charged today that a New Orleans hotel chain violated federal labor standards by firing the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit alleging the exploitation of Latin American guestworkers who were recruited to fill jobs vacated by Hurricane Katrina evacuees.

Publication
August 23, 2006

First-person accounts of the abuse that migrant workers in New Orleans endured as they cleaned up and rebuilt the city following Hurricane Katrina are detailed. The report describes how migrant workers in New Orleans were cheated out of pay, left hungry and homeless, and even denied medical treatment and benefits after being injured on the job.

News
August 16, 2006

A federal judge in New Orleans sanctioned a forestry company after finding it exploited the judicial process by continually flouting court orders to turn over information to Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys.

News
August 15, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center today sued one of New Orleans' wealthiest hotel owners on behalf of Latin American immigrants who were lured through false promises and charged thousands of dollars in fees to fill jobs held by New Orleanians prior to Hurricane Katrina.

News
July 25, 2006

The Southern Poverty Law Center on Tuesday praised the Avon Park, Fla., city council for rejecting an ordinance designed to punish undocumented immigrants as well as businesses that hire them and landlords who rent to them.

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