An Arkansas tree-planting company has agreed to pay $2.75 million to settle a lawsuit in which foreign guest workers accused the company of often paying less than the minimum wage and not paying for all hours worked. The money will go to 2,200 workers from Mexico and Central America in one of the largest settlements ever reached under the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. The workers, who planted pine seedlings throughout the Southeastern part of the United States, entered the country under a guest worker visa program.
Source: New York Times
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