Settlement made in Louisiana migrant workers’ crawfish processing suit | Business News
Six migrant workers would share in a total of more than $21,000 in the proposed settlement of a lawsuit filed last year alleging that a Louisiana crawfish processing business underpaid them in violation of minimum wage laws.
The proposed settlement was filed this week in federal court in Lafayette. The suit was filed on behalf of workers Norma Edith Torres Quinonez and Martha Icela Flores Gaxiola, both of Mexico, against Crawfish Processing LLC in Marksville.
Four other workers later joined the litigation, which also alleged workers were housed in unsafe and unsanitary conditions and charged excessive amounts for rent.
If approved by a federal judge, the six plaintiffs would receive amounts ranging from $1,863 to $4,980.
The amounts represent unpaid wages the workers said they were due under the U.S. Fair…