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Landscaping Groups Sue Over New H-2B Regulations - Law360
Posted on 3 Jun 2015 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Allissa Wickham, Law360, June 2, 2015 - "Several landscape businesses and groups launched a suit in Florida federal court Monday challenging brand-new regulations for the H-2B program issued by the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of... Read More

FLSA Lawsuit Recovers Guestworker Wages: Fuentes Cordova v. R&A Oysters
Posted on 20 Mar 2016 by Daniel M. Kowalski

SPLC, Mar. 17, 2016 - "A federal judge this week ordered a Gulf Coast seafood company to pay $30,000 to 18 guest workers whose wages were pushed below the minimum wage by their employer, resolving one of the claims in an SPLC lawsuit. In a separate... Read More

Tags: FLSA , Alabama , lawsuit , oysters , H-2B , SPLC

FLSA Lawsuit Filed by H-2B Carnival Workers
Posted on 29 Aug 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"LAS-ELC and Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (Center for Migrant Rights, or CDM) served Butler Amusements, Inc., a California registered business and the largest carnival company in the western U.S., with a lawsuit that was filed in federal court... Read More

$11.8 Million Judgment for H-2B Forestry Workers
Posted on 20 Dec 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

" A federal court has ordered a Georgia forestry company to pay $11.8 million to 4,000 foreign guestworkers who were cheated out of wages while employed by the company – the largest court award to date on behalf of guestworkers. The Southern... Read More

H-2B RICO Lawsuit: Filipino Workers Claim Servitude
Posted on 27 Apr 2012 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"According to a new federal lawsuit , the Filipino worker who changed your sheets at W South Beach Hotel, or served you lunch at posh restaurants and country clubs, may have essentially been an indentured servant. Seventeen Filipino immigrants... Read More

DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against Texas Bus Company for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers
Posted on 8 Oct 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"The Justice Department announced today that it reached a settlement with Autobuses Ejecutivos LLC, doing business as Omnibus Express, a bus company based in Houston, Texas. The settlement resolves a lawsuit filed in August 2013 by the department... Read More