The News Gazette – Migrant workers to get payout of $220,000 from seed company

An Indiana seed company has agreed to pay more than $200,000 to 91 migrant farm workers, including several who formerly resided in the Rantoul area.

Remington Hybrid Seed Co. of Remington, Ind., reached a settlement to make the payment. A 2008 federal lawsuit was filed against the company in Texas for violations of the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and for breach of contract.

The suit, settled in July, alleges the failure of a migrant-farm recruiter employed by the company to follow through on promises made to migrant workers.

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