Solis v. Hill Country Farms, Inc., 808 F.Supp.2d 1105 (S.D. Iowa 2011)

(defendant willfully violated federal minimum wage and overtime laws; defendant paid disabled persons to work in defendant's turkey processing facility in eastern Iowa $.41/hour for over 20 years; most workers resided in 100-year old "bunkhouse" with boarded windows and space heaters; defendant charged employees room and board and was listed as designated payee of workers' Social Security benefits; defendant claimed deductions for employees room and board costs and reimbursed itself for such expenses from employees' Social Security benefits; court ordered defendant to pay $880,777 in back wages and same amount in liquidated damages; trial scheduled for other claims involving, among other things, violation of Americans With Disabilities Act). 

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