Farm Contractor Must Pay Thai Laborers Back Wages

Law360, New York (May 20, 2011, 3:44 PM EDT) -- An administrative law judge has ordered beleaguered farm labor contractor Global Horizons Inc. to pay $347,000 for failing to properly pay Thai farmworkers in Hawaii and violating a federal temporary agricultural laborer program, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday.

In a 146-page decision handed down May 6, Administrative Law Judge William Dorsey found Los Angeles-based Global Horizons and its president Mordechai Orian jointly and severally liable for underpaying 88 temporary agricultural workers from Thailand employed in Hawaii and violating the federal H-2A temporary nonimmigrant agricultural...
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