Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Mexican "guest workers" file suit against CJ's Seafood

H-2B visa workers have files complaints with the U.S. Labor Department accusing CJ's Seafood of Breaux Bridge, LA of being locked in the facility, forced to work double and triple shifts without overtime compensation and not being allowed to take breaks.

From the Huffington Post:

"Earlier this year, the Labor Department introduced new rules that would reform the H-2B program. Among other changes, the reforms would force companies to make a greater effort to hire American workers before bringing on foreign guest workers; require companies to foot the bill for workers' visas and travel expenses; and ramp up penalties on employers that violate program rules.

Claiming the new rules would leave employers short-staffed, business groups including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have managed to temporarily halt the reforms through a federal lawsuit."

Read more here in The Huffington Post.

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