H2B Workers Needn't Be Paid Back Under FLSA: 5th Circ.

Law360, New York (October 5, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Rejecting the position advanced by the U.S. Department of Labor, a federal appeals court has found en banc that the Fair Labor Standards Act does not require employers to reimburse guest workers on H-2B visas for recruitment, visa and travel expenses.

Finding that the FLSA does not necessitate such reimbursement, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reversed a lower court's decision and remanded the case for an entry of judgment in favor of luxury Louisiana hotel chain Decatur Hotels LLC in a lawsuit...
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