Employers of illegal aliens are certainly one of the causes of the massive problem of illegal immigration. Now some lawyers in Washington have sued Zirkle Fruit on behalf of employees whose wages have been decimated due to illegal aliens flooding the job market. There was a settlement for $1.3 million.
All of you lawyers out there who care about America and it's workers, here's a new opening for you to make money and help battle illegal immigration at the same time. We need more of this. This is one lawsuit that is not frivolous and you'll come off looking like a hero like these lawyers did.
A $1.3 million settlement reached by lawyers in a case against executives of Zirkle Fruit received preliminary approval Friday from U.S. District Court Judge Fred Van Sickle.
Lawyers now begin the task of locating and notifying Zirkle employees eligible for an undetermined share of the settlement funds.
Attorneys for U.S. workers sued Zirkle, alleging the company conspired to hire illegal workers in order to pay them less, resulting in the depression of wages for legal workers.
Eligible workers would be those who have legal work documents or are U.S. citizens and were employed during the class period beginning Nov. 5, 1999, through Sept. 8, 2004.
Volk told the judge he was not certain how much money eligible workers might receive. But he said it would be based on hours worked during the class period and likely would be less than $2 an hour.
"We believe the settlement is fair," he said.
Diehl Rettig, the Kennewick attorney representing Zirkle executives, also called the settlement fair.
So it's at least been admitted by the company that they were at fault and they indeed hired illegal aliens to intentionally drive down the wages.
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