Search begins for polygamist kids due money for harvest work
May 11, 2017
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge recently ordered a company with ties to a polygamous sect on the Utah-Arizona border to set aside $200,000 to pay back wages to children who prosecutors say were forced to pick pecans.
Now, comes the hard part for the U.S. Department of Labor: Finding the kids who participated in the harvests from 2008-2013.
Federal officials are putting up fliers in southern Utah and launched a blog this week to let people know they have until April 2018 to submit claims to be paid at $7.25 an hour, minimum wage.
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