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Migration Dialogue provides timely, factual and nonpartisan information and analysis of international migration issues through five major activities: the newsletters Migration News and Rural Migration News, Changing Face and other Research & Seminars, and the Sloan West Coast Program on Science and Engineering Workers.
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Green Bean Packers of Florida City in August 2018 agreed to pay $1 million in overtime wages to 351 employees. Owner Thomas M. Torbert owned several firms at the same address, and often paid the first 40 hours from Green Bean and the overtime hours at the same rate as the first 40 hours from another firm. Most of the workers were immigrants from Central America, and some said they did not realize that they were entitled to overtime pay.
Marin J Corp. of Avon Park, Florida settled a suit filed by DOL accusing Marin of housing some of the 107 H-2A workers in Kennett, Missouri in a former jail. Watermelon harvester Marin moved the workers from a Budget Inn to the former jail in July 2018, which DOL found to have limited light and ventilation and inadequate water. Marin placed other workers in houses with too few beds. The AEWR in MO in 2018 is $13.42 an hour.