Sernak Resolves Claims It Favors Visa Holders

Law360, San Diego (December 14, 2011, 3:14 PM EST) -- Sernak Farms has reached a settlement with the U.S. government over allegations that it preferred hiring temporary visa holders over U.S. citizen job applicants and adversely treated citizen workers, the U.S. Department of Justice said Tuesday.

Sernak, a Weatherly, Penn.-based company that is also known as S.W.J.J. Inc., agreed to pay $30,000 in back pay to eight U.S. citizens residing in Puerto Rico as part of the agreement.

It also consented to provide training to its workers on anti-discrimination requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act,...
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