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News Excerpts From The Nov. 1, 2013, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Posted on 21 Oct 2013 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

Government Shutdown: Impact on I-129 H Visa Extensions and AOS | Via e-Mail on October 18, 2013, USCIS alerted stakeholders that if an H-1B, H-2A, or H-2B petitioner submits evidence establishing that the primary reason for failing to timely file an... Read More

Record $2.8M Settlement Reached in Nevada H-2A Lawsuit: Rivera Rivera v. Peri & Sons Farms, Inc.
Posted on 17 Dec 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Law360, Dec. 16, 2015 - "A Nevada federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $2.8 million settlement between an onion farm and H-2A visa workers who claimed they had been shorted on pay and weren’t reimbursed for travel and immigration-related expenses... Read More

$2.3M Back Wages to be Paid to H-2A Workers, Plus $500K Civil Money Penalty
Posted on 12 Jul 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" Yerington, Nev.-based onion grower Peri & Sons has agreed to pay a record total of $2,338,700 in back wages to 1,365 workers, along with a civil money penalty of $500,000, for violations under the H-2A program. U.S. Department of Labor Administrative... Read More

H-2A Wage Lawsuit Settled...Seven Years Later
Posted on 20 Jul 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"After seven years of legal battling, 66 farmworkers from Mexico’s Colima state have been fully paid for work in orchards and vineyards in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Even though the workers’ claims have been settled, a farm... Read More

DOJ Settles U.S. Worker Discrimination Claims Against New Mexico Farm
Posted on 24 May 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

DOJ, May 23, 2017 - "The Justice Department announced today that it has reached a settlement agreement with Carrillo Farm Labor, LLC (Carrillo Farm), an onion farm in Deming, New Mexico. The settlement resolves the department’s investigation... Read More

Nebraska Farm Avoids H-2A Debarment, Pays $270K - DOL v. Daniels Produce, LLC
Posted on 7 Apr 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

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... Read More