If you worked for the farm labor contractor Jasiel Rodriguez-Nunez or Aricel Lopez-Morales in or near Fremont, North Carolina in 2016, the Department of Labor may have money for unpaid wages collected as part of an investigation to distribute to you. The US Department of Labor assessed Rodriguez-Nunez $187,332 in civil money penalties for the violations and found that he owes $24,199 in back wages to 98 employees who worked at Evans Farms in Fremont. The US Department of Labor assessed Lopez-Morales $202,662 in civil money penalties and declared the farm labor contractor ineligible to apply for a certificate of registration in the future.
For more information about how to access any money collected on your behalf by the US Department of Labor, you may contact Legal Aid of North Carolina’s Farmworker Unit via phone at 919.856.2180 or via text and WhatsApp at 919.523.6665 to have a confidential discussion about your options. All of our services are free of charge.
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