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Migrant workers sue sauerkraut company

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – A group of migrant workers is suing a Wisconsin sauerkraut company alleging laborers weren’t paid enough.

Farmworker Justice has filed a federal class-action lawsuit on behalf of the 65 migrant workers from Mexico. The lawsuit against GLK Foods alleges the Appleton company didn’t properly reimburse the workers for recruitment, immigration and travel expenses, thereby violating the minimum wage law.

WLUK-TV reports the suit also says the workers weren’t paid overtime for working more than 40 hours a week at the Bear Creek plant.

GLK Foods owner Ryan Downs said the company has abided by all rules and laws pertaining to the migrant workers employment. Downs said all employees were paid for the work they performed.

Information from: WLUK-TV, http://www.fox11online.com

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