E.D. New York Affirms that Legal Resident Status is Irrelevant to the FLSA

Charles R. Bridgers : April 9, 2012 10:58 am

In agreement with strong 11th Circuit (the U.S. Court of Appeals that covers Georgia) precedent,   the Court in Enriquez v. Cherry Hill Market Corp. approved a collective action notice that specifically informed potential opt-ins that  they may be “owed payment” even if they were “paid in cash and regardless of their immigration status.”  The FLSA protects all workers regardless of immigration status.

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