Appendix I – States with Forced Labor Statutes (Updated December 29, 2021) [pdf]

Forced labor laws vary from state to state. This chart will provide DHS U visa adjudicators with a tool to assist in adjudication of U visa cases filed by victims of workplace violence. These victims may be working with DOL, EEOC, or other state, local, or federal agencies in investigating and bringing enforcement actions against employers who perpetrate forced labor and other criminal
activities. Additionally, the chart will assist attorneys and advocates working with forced labor victims in identifying a more complete list of U visa listed qualifying criminal activities that slave trade victims may also have suffered.