Growers Win Injunction Against DOL Over H-2A Rule

Law360, New York (June 30, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has granted a group of growers' associations a preliminary injunction against the U.S. Department of Labor, preventing the DOL from temporarily suspending a rule related to foreign agricultural workers hired under H-2A visas.

Judge William Osteen Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina ruled Monday that the DOL would suffer relatively little harm from the injunction, and that the plaintiffs would suffer irreparable harm in the absence of an injunction.

The plaintiffs sued the DOL, along with...
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