Sauerkraut Co. Stiffed Migrant Workers On Pay, Judge Finds

Law360, New York (May 24, 2016, 3:19 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Monday held that the world’s largest sauerkraut producer violated state and federal migrant labor laws in its dealings with dozens of Mexican workers, but pushed off assessing damages that he estimates could run above $4 million.

GLK Foods LLC violated the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act and the Wisconsin Migrant Labor Act in its dealings with the workers employed under the H-2B visa program during the 2010 and 2011 seasons, according to the decision by U.S. District Judge William C. Griesbach.

GLK violated the AWPA and the WMLA by not providing the workers written...

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