Worker Rights

All workers in the state of Nebraska have certain rights. 

Know Your Rights (PDF) | Conozca sus Derechos (PDF)

Pay

You have the right to be paid a minimum wage of $7.25 per hour for every hour worked, but as a farmworker you do not have the right to overtime pay if you work more than 40 hours in a week.

Your employer must give you a written statement that says how much you earned and how it was earned (e.g., the number of hours worked and the hourly rate) and any deductions. The statement must also have the name and address of the employer and the reason and amount of each deduction from your wages.

Your employer must pay you on regular paydays. The employer can choose to pay you more often, but they must pay you on the regular paydays chosen.

If you do not have a written employment contract, write down what you and the employer verbally discussed and agreed on.

The U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division helps all workers in the United States and enforces the law without regard to a worker’s immigration status. Services are free and confidential. It is illegal for you to be fired or retaliated against for contacting them or exercising your rights. For more information:
1-866-487-9243 or www.wagehour.dol.gov 

Safe Working Conditions & Training

Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe workplace.