Six weeks ago we filed a huge case against Hyundai Mobis in Georgia. Now, we’re taking this fight to KIA, too!
This case alleges that auto industry giants, Hyundai Mobis and KIA, are taking advantage of an underregulated TN visa program to hire Mexican engineers to work in low-wage entry level positions on their production lines. And they are paying these migrant workers much less than what they pay US workers for the same job—sometimes even less than the federal minimum wage!
This is not what our clients, Isidro, Heber and their colleagues, signed up for. This is not why the TN visa program was created. And we assume that this is far from what Georgia state and local governments and taxpayers expected when they gave these manufacturers huge tax incentives to settle in their state in exchange for the promise of creating good jobs in their communities.
“When I was offered the KIA job, I thought ‘ Wow, this is a great opportunity for me to expand my knowledge and gain international experience. This is going to open a lot of doors’. But soon I realized that these companies take people to the US through deceit and then they exploit them, paying them very low wages” explains one of the workers involved in the lawsuit.
Our goal in this case is to support our clients’ search for justice. That is why we’ll keep fighting alongside our co-counsels at Hall & Lampros, LLP and Radford & Keebaugh, LLC, and why we’ll keep advocating for more transparency, more oversight and more protections in the TN visa program to prevent this abuse from ever happening again.
Will you help us win this fight?