Vi­dalia onion farmer

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

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.

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