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Old 11-18-2008, 03:55 PM
 
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New Bedford (AP) -- The former owners of a New Bedford leather goods factory raided last year by immigration agents will pay $850,000 to workers -- including illegal immigrants -- to settle a lawsuit claiming the company violated wage laws, attorneys said Tuesday.

Michael Bianco Inc. will pay more than $600,000 to 764 former employees for unpaid wages and overtime to settle the lawsuit filed in May 2007. The remaining money will go for such things as legal fees and contributions to community groups that work with immigrants.

"This agreement should send a message to other companies that they have to follow labor laws regardless of workers' immigration status," said Audrey Richardson, an attorney at Greater Boston Legal Services, which filed the lawsuit.

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http://wbz.com/New-Bedford-factory-raided-by-ICE-settles-worker-l/3341348
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Old 11-18-2008, 04:29 PM
 
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Its a good start but I disagree that illegals should be a part of the settlment. They are criminals and should not be rewarded for their crimes.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:10 PM
 
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Its a good start but I disagree that illegals should be a part of the settlment. They are criminals and should not be rewarded for their crimes.
they can use the money to pay for their jail stay.
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Old 11-18-2008, 05:19 PM
 
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they can use the money to pay for their jail stay.
Yes indeed........
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: S.Florida
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Its a good start but I disagree that illegals should be a part of the settlment. They are criminals and should not be rewarded for their crimes.

Problem with that is now employers hire illegals and if caught dont have to pay them thus make out again or they hire them knowing paper work is forged bogus junk than come pay day they call ICE and act like they were fooled.

An employer who hires illegals must pay them and gvmt HUGE fine . Your rewarding them for hiring illegals if they dont have to pay them .
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