Shepherds' H-2A Visa Minimum Wage Claims Nixed In Nevada

Law360, New York (April 18, 2017, 8:18 PM EDT) -- A Nevada federal judge has tossed a case in which a putative class of shepherds working on H-2A visas alleged that several ranches undercut them on minimum wage pay, concluding that his court does not have jurisdiction to hear the claims.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Jones determined that the shepherds' claims all fall under Nevada state law, that none of the named plaintiffs were able to establish that claims against any of the individual ranches might amount to at least $5 million and that a state court should review a dispute over the actual terms of the work contracts involved,...

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