The fight against wage theft goes on! Thanks to the support of our partner organizations, the Farmworker and Landscaper Advocacy Project (FLAP) continues the tireless effort to improve the working conditions for thousands of migrant and seasonal workers in the agricultural and landscaping industries in Illinois.
After 18 seasons of operations, FLAP has educated, advised and referred thousands of people and has filed more than 190 lawsuits in federal and state courts and sent more than 60 demand letters
in the name of the workers, recovering almost 3.7 million dollars in back wages and illegal
deductions. All of the litigation relates to the failure of nurseries, farms, and landscaping operations to pay wages due, to pay overtime, and to refund
illegal deductions from wages.