The world of work can be intimidating, and it may seem as if the boss holds all the cards. In fact, Arizona and U.S. law guarantee certain rights for all workers, including the right to a minimum wage, limits on working hours, the right to a safe workplace, and the right to join or form a union. The ACLU is committed to worker rights and has a long history of defending and preserving the rights of workers.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court today accepted for review Chamber of Commerce v. Candelaria, a case challenging an Arizona statute imposing severe state sanctions on employers who allegedly hire immigrants not authorized to work in the United States.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments today in Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, the first challenge to the recent wave of state and local anti-immigrant laws to reach the Supreme Court. The case challenges an Arizona law that imposes penalties on businesses that the state determines have employed workers not lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.  
NEW YORK - Earlier today, New York Gov. David Paterson signed the first law ever in the United States to give domestic workers the same protections that most other workers have enjoyed for decades. This is a remarkable victory for domestic workers and advocates. 
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit today declined to overturn an Arizona anti-immigrant employment law but expressly left open the possibility of further challenges "if and when the statute is enforced."  
SAN FRANCISCO – In oral arguments today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit is hearing the first appellate argument in the country to address the constitutionality of a state anti-immigrant law that seeks to impose state regulation of immigrant employment. A coalition of civil rights groups is urging the court to overturn the so-called Legal Arizona Workers Act because it improperly interferes with federal law and violates due process.
PHOENIX – After a Phoenix federal court issued a decision that would allow Arizona officials to begin enforcement of the so-called Legal Arizona Workers Act on March 1, a coalition of civil rights organizations announced today that they will ask the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to suspend the Act.
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