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CA: State's immigrant workers (illegals uhh undocumenteds too) score court victories on wages
Sac Bee ^ | 4/6/09 | Susan Ferriss

Posted on 04/06/2009 9:41:38 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

In a major legal win for immigrant workers, thousands of California construction workers will start receiving checks April 15 to compensate for unpaid wages and other alleged labor violations committed during California's housing boom.

The $8.5 million legal settlement benefits nearly 3,100 former and current workers for several companies that built houses in Southern California, the Central Valley, Central Coast and San Francisco East Bay.

A few workers initiated the complaint in 2006 after approaching a Spanish-speaking attorney, but lawyers say the case grew into one of the biggest class-action lawsuits in California involving mostly Latino construction laborers, including some who are undocumented.

"We hope that this sends a strong message that all workers have rights," said one of the attorneys, Gladys Limon of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund's Los Angeles office.

The construction settlement isn't the only indication that courts and government agencies are dealing with long-standing allegations of underpaid immigrant workers.

State Attorney General Jerry Brown's office has a new Underground Economy Unit that investigates businesses for suspected wage and workers' compensation abuse and tax fraud.

(Excerpt) Read more at sacbee.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; US: California
KEYWORDS: aliens; alienshaverights; california; illegalaliens; immigrant; jobs; lawsuits; maldef; undocumented; workers

1 posted on 04/06/2009 9:41:39 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: calcowgirl

Ya think Lockyer’s MALDEF wifey worked on this suit? ;-)


2 posted on 04/06/2009 9:43:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I’m a bit confused here:

These people, who are here illegally, have standing to sue employers in our court system... but we don’t have standing to sue to determine whether or not our potential POTUS is an illegal, himself?

Am I taking crazy pills?


3 posted on 04/06/2009 9:44:36 AM PDT by Egon (The difference between Theory and Practice: In Theory, there is no difference.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good. More lawsuits please. The more we can squeeze out of these illegal-hiring scumbags, the less likely they will be to accept a social security card that was rendered in crayon.


4 posted on 04/06/2009 9:44:52 AM PDT by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Actually, I kind of like this case — using illegal immigrants as slave labor is repugnant.

Now, the feds should prosecute the businesses and take the proceeds of this civil lawsuit to buy each of the illegal immigrants a plane ticket home.


5 posted on 04/06/2009 9:50:04 AM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: domenad

If the $ comes from the companies that hire illegals, and NOT from taxpayers, this may be a good thing.


6 posted on 04/06/2009 9:54:43 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Egon

Am I taking crazy pills?

Pretty bizarre twist, huh?

I hear Long Island Ice Teas help wash ‘em down real good.

Any umbrella drink will do for me. ;-)


7 posted on 04/06/2009 9:57:18 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: domenad

The Underground Economy Unit

UEU

Put a P in front.
:-)


8 posted on 04/06/2009 9:58:11 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: Egon

I also wonder how come we can file a FOI from the democrat party headquarters to get the proof that “zero” is legal or not? Did they are did they not vet zero?


9 posted on 04/06/2009 9:59:48 AM PDT by Squat (Deport the illegals now! Turn Home Depot's into the prisons to hold the illegals!.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like a Pyrrhic victory for the illegal aliens....they win their suit...but now the Economic-Anti-Americans who hire them will be less likely to hire...for fear of getting sued for wage underpayment.

Silly businesses who hire illegals.....the illegal aliens will have more rights than you in court....esp in states where the population is predominantly illegal

In a way...a good ruling for hard working Americans...a bad day for anti-Americans....and later a bad day for the illegal aliens


10 posted on 04/06/2009 10:06:44 AM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (The Biggest Threat To American Soverignty Is Rampant Economic Anti-Americanism)
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To: NormsRevenge
If they are illegals, they should be put on an airplane destined for their country of origin. Once they arrive, they can send a request for payment of the wages owed. I have no problem paying them for productive work accomplished...as long as they get their illegal butts off our soil.
11 posted on 04/06/2009 10:07:11 AM PDT by Myrddin
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope the ones who dole out the money withhold 25% in Fed taxes like Merrill-Lynch did to me when they cashed out my Wally World 401K.


12 posted on 04/06/2009 10:14:25 AM PDT by Oatka ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." –Bertrand de Jouvenel)
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To: Oatka

lets see I am a salaried exempth engineer, I sometime have to work long hours, no defined lunch nor break period. I have to work til the job is done, same pay no matter how many hours i work. I get called in on weekends, adn answer phone questions at night when i an “off” work. i pay extremely high taxes.

so how is it that an illeal can sue form not getting his break time, or for “working’ a extra few minutes each day?

we need to deport these leaches NOW.


13 posted on 04/06/2009 11:21:44 AM PDT by dhm914
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To: dhm914
lets see I am a salaried exempth engineer, I sometime have to work long hours...

so how is it that an illeal can sue form not getting his break time, or for “working’ a extra few minutes each day? we need to deport these leaches NOW.

The same question could be asked of non-exempt employees... will you call them leaches and call for their deporation, too? To where?

14 posted on 04/06/2009 2:13:16 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

illegals, engineer or day labour, deport them all now. I dont discriminate, break the law to get in, and out you go. very equal about in that regard.


15 posted on 04/06/2009 5:23:11 PM PDT by dhm914
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To: NormsRevenge; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...

Ping!


16 posted on 04/06/2009 10:11:00 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: NormsRevenge; calcowgirl; PhilDragoo; potlatch; NRA2BFree; Lady Jag; SunkenCiv; neverdem; ...

Okay... Here is our new 'official seal'...

Yeah, I already got one for my truck... How about you?

     


17 posted on 04/12/2009 5:46:55 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Seadog Bytes

:’)


18 posted on 04/12/2009 6:13:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Seadog Bytes
Proposal to increase Michigan beer tax to fund child welfare programs generates a buzz
19 posted on 04/12/2009 6:38:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Seadog Bytes; devolve
Lol, now you need a shirt to go with it!


20 posted on 04/13/2009 10:01:09 AM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: Seadog Bytes

;-)

21 posted on 04/13/2009 12:08:01 PM PDT by calcowgirl ("Liberalism is just Communism sold by the drink." P. J. O'Rourke)
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To: calcowgirl

Nice one... grin!!!

...but maybe it's just that our 'bear' is getting a little too long in the tooth...


22 posted on 04/13/2009 5:03:17 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: potlatch

LOL! ...Have you got 'Speedy Gonzales' animated already?

Here's a little 'inspiration' for you....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t43_ilAdwC8


23 posted on 04/13/2009 5:35:46 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: Seadog Bytes; devolve
Did Speedy long ago, but as Bill Richardson. Cute you-tube, wish I could use more frames in my gifs but most are large sized now!


24 posted on 04/13/2009 5:45:11 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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LOL!

He dropped off the radar screen fast!


25 posted on 04/13/2009 6:01:29 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

I’m speedy, back from the store already! Need to find another use for Speedy gif.


26 posted on 04/13/2009 6:12:11 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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A Border Patrol SUV door graphic?

In a circle with a fence?


27 posted on 04/13/2009 6:40:55 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

With no ESP, I’m trying to picture that, lol.


28 posted on 04/13/2009 6:43:19 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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Hang on a sec!


29 posted on 04/13/2009 6:48:58 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: potlatch


UNDER STARRY SKIES ABOVE









LET'S FENCE THEM OUT


30 posted on 04/13/2009 7:01:46 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

Very cute!! You needed “Don’t Fence Me In” for that graphic, lol.


31 posted on 04/13/2009 7:09:51 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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Roy Rogers was playing golf!


32 posted on 04/13/2009 7:29:16 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve
[Roy Rogers was playing golf!]

NO, HE WAS PULLING ON TRIGGER!!

at least you are getting funny again!

33 posted on 04/13/2009 7:35:15 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch
LOL!

Oh, that one's only 20K, and for Speedy, it seems like you'd just need one or two of him standing still, one or two with a dust cloud, and a couple of him receeding off into the far distance... like after Picard says..."Engage"... poof!
34 posted on 04/13/2009 7:38:13 PM PDT by Seadog Bytes (OPM - The Liberal 'solution' to every societal problem. (Other People's Money))
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To: potlatch

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Funny ha-ha or funny peculiar?


35 posted on 04/13/2009 7:39:52 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

Funny as in HA HA, HEE HEE, GIGGLE, SNICKER, LOL....


36 posted on 04/13/2009 7:42:16 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: Seadog Bytes; devolve

Yeah, that’s a tiny one. Funny about your comment about more of him receeding .... When I did a google for Speedy, there is a jpg similar to that with arriba on it!


37 posted on 04/13/2009 7:43:57 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: calcowgirl

Of course being it’s a class action lawsuit, the lawyers will get the real bucks, and the migrants will get the equivalent of coupon for a happy meal.


38 posted on 04/13/2009 7:44:50 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Requiescat In Pace)
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To: potlatch

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I am at a loss for verbs and nouns
And beer


39 posted on 04/13/2009 7:44:56 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

[I am at a loss for verbs and nouns]

That is a ‘seldom’ thing for you, lol.


40 posted on 04/13/2009 7:50:14 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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They have to get their original ideas somewhere potlatch


41 posted on 04/13/2009 7:55:23 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t understand. If the contractors have to pay the same wage as Americans, why hire the illegals?


42 posted on 04/13/2009 7:55:39 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: devolve

Yep, my ‘original’ ideas come from a variety of sites too, lol. A piece here, a bit there and ARRIBA, a new gif!!


43 posted on 04/13/2009 8:01:27 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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You put a new spin on older &/or neglected graphics


44 posted on 04/13/2009 8:18:28 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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To: devolve

Yes, I clean them up, make changes and put new things and faces in. Just as you used to composite all the things, lol.


45 posted on 04/13/2009 8:22:05 PM PDT by potlatch (A burden shared gets lighter)
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To: potlatch

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We kept Charlie Shultz’s gang alive


46 posted on 04/13/2009 8:26:31 PM PDT by devolve ( - - - - - - - - - - - - - It is just another Pansy Scheme! - - -)
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