Guest Worker Class Certified In FLSA Suit V. Farm

Law360 (December 8, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has conditionally certified a class of Mexican citizens who worked for a number of farms including Lewis Taylor Farms Inc. under a visa program for temporary, nonimmigrant workers after refusing to dismiss the wage-and-hour allegations.

Judge Hugh Lawson of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia granted the 12 plaintiffs’ bid for class certification in the collective action Thursday and lifted the stay of discovery that the court had imposed in early October pending a ruling on the motion to...
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