Judge orders payment for H2-B workers in suit

01/15/2008 | Landscape Management magazine

A U.S. district judge in Philadelphia has ordered the Brickman Group, a landscaping company in Gaithersburg, Md., to reimburse 100 temporary seasonal workers for transportation and visa costs for travel from their home countries to their workplaces. The Friends of Farmworkers Inc. brought the case on behalf of H-2B workers in Pennsylvania who came from Mexico and Guatemala. According to the suit, the workers effectively were paid less than minimum wage after Brickman deducted costs for visas and other travel-related expenses.

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