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Migrant Cleanup Workers Score In Katrina Overtime Suit

Law360 (September 8, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- One year after Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast, a construction company specializing in disaster recovery has agreed to fork over more than $200,000 to migrant workers who were denied overtime pay for hours they spent cleaning up debris in the disaster’s aftermath.

Under the terms of the settlement, approved on Thursday by U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey, Belfor USA Group Inc. is set to pay $223,000 to 168 workers who have joined the suit, and will also pay overtime wages due to...
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