As a timely follow-up to my blog entry yesterday regarding the possible wage issues that could arise in the RI raid case, according to an article I found on  “Ten immigrant workers filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming they are owed thousands of hours of back wages from a temporary employment agency that hired them to work at several airlines at O’Hare International Airport and other companies.”

I believe that as these ICE raids continue, workers who have not been paid for work performed, including some of those detained, will be filing lawsuits against the companies that employed them.  In certain instances, under the doctrine of “joint employers” some of the entities that hired the subcontractors to perform the work could be held liable as well. 

Author: Bradley Maged

I'm Brad Maged, an immigration lawyer in Boston, Massachusetts. I help people who want to live and work in the United States and companies that wish to employ them. This blog provides opinion and information on developments in immigration law. Thanks for reading!

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