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H-2B RICO Lawsuit: Filipino Workers Claim Servitude

"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 allege that a ring of Miami-based employment agencies...

$11.8 Million Judgment for H-2B Forestry Workers

" 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 Poverty Law Center sued Eller and Sons Trees...

FLSA Lawsuit Filed by H-2B Carnival Workers

"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 last month for violations of state and federal...

DOJ Settles Lawsuit Against Texas Bus Company for Discriminating Against U.S. Workers

"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 under the Immigration and Nationality Act’s...

Landscaping Groups Sue Over New H-2B Regulations - Law360

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 Homeland Security, saying the new rules are harming...

FLSA Lawsuit Recovers Guestworker Wages: Fuentes Cordova v. R&A Oysters

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 order last week, U.S. District Judge William H...