- Ag Docket
(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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