Million-dollar settlement for Jamaican hotel workers

About 240 Jamaican workers at a luxury golf resort in South Carolina are to share US2 million under a deal to settle a lawsuit alleging that for two years, their employer wrongfully deducted money from their pay.

The order signed on December 16 by US District Judge Richard Gergel applies to a pool of Jamaican workers employed to Kiawah Island Golf Resort on H-2B visas.

The H-2B visa programme allows US employers to bring foreigners to the country to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.

Several of the workers filed a class-action lawsuit last year accusing Kiawah of failing to properly pay them minimum wages because it deducted housing and transportation costs from 2012 through to 2014. (AP)

3 Responses to Million-dollar settlement for Jamaican hotel workers

  1. BaJan boy December 21, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    And Barbados cannot even get a few in the agricultural Programme no where in North America.. We truly waste money in these Consulates.

  2. Tony Waterman December 21, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Jamaicans do things that bring Rewards to “JAMAICA THE LAND THEY LOVE”

    Bajans on the Other hand only does what makes them look good, we lack REAL PATRIOTISM”

    The Shanique Myrie Case “SHOULD” have taught us a lesson about our “EDUCATED” Persons.

    Their Female Legal Beagles DESTROYED our “HAUGHTY” QC’s

    Go Figure!!!!!! We are a Bunch of Bloated Fools, but we can’t even realise that.

  3. jrsmith December 21, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    @, Tony W, hail, hail, on the button , the Shanique Myrie case made we cringe , our QC’s was made to look like fools .. that case should never had gone beyond our shores..
    All we see in bim is a bunch of CV jocks , trying to teach us how to count one to five, when most of our people can count one to a hundred.
    In Jamaica criminal cases is brought against the politicians , the police , doctors , lawyers which would never happen in Barbados……..


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