Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:11 AM
Source: Associated Press
LAFAYETTE - A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of two Mexican migrant workers alleges a crawfish and alligator processing facility in Eunice routinely paid the employees from $2 to $4 an hour for workdays that sometimes stretched for 15 hours.
The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/StQS5o ) the lawsuit filed this week against Riceland Crawfish seeks unpaid wages for the two migrant workers and all employees with similar wage complaints over the past three years.
The lawsuit also alleges workers were not paid overtime for workdays that could stretch from 10 hours to 15 hours per day for six days a week.
Riceland owner Dexter Guillory told the newspaper on Wednesday that he had just been served with the lawsuit and had yet to review the allegations in detail.