Vidalia onion farmer
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — One of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions has agreed to pay nearly $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of farmworkers.
A judge on Monday approved the agreement between the group of American farmworkers and Stanley Farms LLC and its managers. The workers had claimed they were paid less than minimum wage and less than foreign guest workers who worked alongside them.
Stanley Farms agreed to pay $92,500, which includes $82,500 in back wages and damages and $10,000 for attorney’s fees and costs.