Workers In $1.2M Deal Can Use Visa To Prove Employment

Law360, New York (June 26, 2015, 2:10 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge has handed a victory to foreign workers looking to stake a claim in a $1.2 million settlement of a wage class action against TruGreen Landcare LLC, ruling temporary visas could be used as proof of employment.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Jonathan W. Feldman on Wednesday ordered a claims administrator to approve claims supported by H-2B visas that list TruGreen as the worker's employer, unless the landscaper can prove the individual didn't work for the company.

The ruling affects dozens of workers who want a piece of the settlement money, as the plaintiffs said previously that 22 claims...

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