The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it has successfully obtained a preliminary injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri to enjoin defendant Marin J. Corp. from violating its obligations concerning its employment of H-2A temporary agriculture workers under the H-2A visa program. This is the second time in the Department’s history that it has successfully obtained a preliminary injunction order under the H-2A visa program, with the previous instance occurring in May 2017.
The Department’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigators found that Marin J. Corp. violated the labor provisions of the H-2A visa program when it provided unsanitary and unsafe housing and working conditions to employees, including housing them in a former jail. Marin J. Corp also failed to pay the wages required by their work contracts. More information.