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Missouri farm to pay fine, back wages

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A Missouri farm must pay back wages and a fine because of a U.S. Department of Labor investigation.

Missouri Vegetable Farm LLC, and its owners Benjy and Robert Proffer, will pay back wages of $394,159 to 102 H-2A temporary visa workers and 105 U.S. workers, as well as H-2A back wages of $85,824 to 22 U.S. workers as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The company was also assessed civil penalties of $38,289 for its H-2A violations.

Missouri farm to pay fine, back wages