Thai Fruit Pickers Win Class Cert. In FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (March 16, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has certified a class of 135 Thai farmworkers in a suit that accuses international labor contractor Global Horizons Manpower Inc. and two farms of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act while the workers were in the U.S. on temporary visas.

Judge Robert Whaley in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Washington ruled Thursday that dozens of Thai laborers who worked for Green Acre Farms Inc. or Valley Fruit Orchards LLC under the H2A visa program in 2004 and were not...
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