Tag: North America

The Benefits of ‘Untying’: How to Move from Employer- to Occupation-Specific Work Permits

Agriculture workers on a strawberry farm (c) World Bank, September 2007

This post was first published at the Center for Global Development.

Untying’ work permits can reduce workers’ vulnerabilities, strengthen their wages, and improve employer productivity. But these benefits can only be realized if practical barriers to changing employers are removed. Here, we describe how.