Immigration Law

Nebraska Farm Avoids H-2A Debarment, Pays $270K - DOL v. Daniels Produce, LLC

Braden Campbell, Law360, Apr. 6, 2016- "A family-owned farm in Nebraska has agreed to pay $250,000 in back wages to 89 temporary foreign workers it employed through the H-2A visa program, according to a recent order issued by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Administrative Law Judges.  Daniels Produce, a Columbus grower, packer and shipper of produce, must distribute the back wages monthly over a five-year installment plan that began in January in connection with a March 31 order approving its settlement agreement with the DOL, a representative for the agency told Law360.  The farm must also pay $20,000 in civil penalties and comply with additional obligations set forth in the office’s consent findings, which have not been released."