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Labor: Fair Standards
Robert C. Jones
A sheepherder on an H-2A visa won't have a chance to challenge a district court's decision denying class certification to his suit claiming a nonprofit didn't pay foreign workers proper minimum wage, the Ninth Circuit said, denying an appeal bid.
A federal court on Monday rejected a proposed deal to end an H-2A worker's wage claims that were part of a putative class action, saying the settlement offered nothing new to address jurisdictional issues that sank the broader case.
A Nevada federal judge on Tuesday dismissed for the second time a proposed class action made up of foreign shepherds working in the U.S. on H-2A visas who said that several ranches failed to pay them minimum wage, finding that federal jurisdiction requirements hadn't been met.
A proposed class of foreign shepherds with H-2A visas urged a Nevada federal judge Wednesday not to dismiss their second amended complaint alleging several ranches had undercut them on minimum wage pay, saying the court has jurisdiction and all the claims have been properly pled.
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.