The Department of Labor administers a variety of Federal labor laws including those that guarantee workers’ rights to safe and healthful working conditions; a minimum hourly wage and overtime pay; freedom from employment discrimination; unemployment insurance; and other income support. Website
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. Website
The DOL Wage and Hour Division (WHD) is responsible for enforcing some of our nation’s most comprehensive federal labor laws, including the minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, youth and special employment, family and medical leave, migrant workers, lie detector tests, worker protections in certain temporary worker programs, and the prevailing wages for government service and construction contracts. Website
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) enforces federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. It is also illegal to discriminate against a person because the person complained about discrimination, filed a charge of discrimination, or participated in an employment discrimination investigation or lawsuit. Website
AMCS's mission is to provide comprehensive services to refugees, immigrants and low-income residents of Harris County in order to enhance the process of their cultural adjustment and economic self-sufficiency. These services are delivered in a manner that is linguistically and culturally appropriate and are designed to empower individuals, families and communities to succeed. Over the past 25 years, AMCS's programs have included Refugee Employment, Refugee Resettlement, Refugee Case Management, Community Employment and Training, Youth Empowerment Programs, IDA, Micro-enterprise programs Refugee Transportation Program, Immigration Counseling, Interpretation, and Health Education and Advocacy Services to over 90,000 refugees, immigrants and low-income citizens. Website
Houston TX 77081
BPSOS-Houston is one of your oldest neighbors. We were founded in 1999 in the nation’s fourth-largest city, where one in four adults is foreign-born. The Houston metropolitan area is home to the second-largest Vietnamese population in the United States (outside of California) with over 100,000 Vietnamese living in the region.
BPSOS-Houston was established to meet your needs, whether you are a senior, a low-income person or family, a survivor of a disaster like Hurricane Ike, a survivor of violence or exploitation, or another community member we can help in some way. Our mission is to help you overcome barriers to information and services, including limited English proficiency, low literacy, low income, lack of transportation, and cultural barriers so that you can live a self-sufficient, resilient, and healthy life. Website
11360 Bellaire Blvd
Houston, TX 77072
To enhance the health, education, and social well-being of low-income and underserved people in the greater Houston metropolitan area through its many health care programs, training programs and community service programs, including the provision of safe, decent and affordable housing for low-income families. Website
Houston, TX 77072
OCA Greater Houston is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization dedicated to securing the rights of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Website
9800 Town Park
Houston, TX 77036
In Houston,Texas, an innovative new approach to educate the Asian American population is meeting with outstanding success. In July 2003, the “The Information Group for Asian American Rights” (TIGAAR) effort was launched with a press conference held at Southern News Group in Houston. This endeavor brings together governmental and community organizations to reach out to the burgeoning Asian American population in the area.
The initial partners in this effort included the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Former Council Member Gordon Quan, Organization of Chinese Americans, VN TeamWork,Alliancefor Multicultural Community Services, and several other community organizations. The partners signed an accord, stating as its ultimate purpose to eradicate unfair labor and discriminatory practices in the Asian American community. The initiative is designed to assist the Asian American community, both employees and employers, to become educated as to their rights and responsibilities regarding Federal labor laws.
The partnership members meet quarterly to plan for expanded efforts and more creative means by which to get the word to workers on their rights and to employers on their responsibilities. TIGAAR looks forward to the expansion and growth of this effort in future years in Houston. Brochure