What Resources do Hispanic Workers have Under the Law?

By Jeff Alfonso

This article is posted with permission from LATINO NEWSPAPER. It was originally published on July 21, 2017 in issue #390

There are numerous resources available to the Latino community.  Sometimes, we just aren’t aware of it.  Throughout South Carolina, many organizations can assist our community in locating help.  Here are a few:






Latinoamericanos En Acción (LEA)

Chairman: Miriam Berrouet

3602 A Oak, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

(843) 839-9090



Federal Resources


The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex, 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.



Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is an agency under the U.S. Department of Labor. OSHA’s responsibility is to improve worker safety and health protection. All Hispanic workers are included under these protections.

Since this article was originally intended for a Spanish speaking audience, this is an abbreviated version in English.



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