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2 Oklahoma companies in trafficking lawsuit settle pay claim


February 7, 2019

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two Oklahoma companies accused in a federal human trafficking lawsuit of underpaying immigrant workers have reached a settlement with the U.S. Department of Labor.

A Jan. 25 order from a department Wage and Hour Division administrative law judge shows Hotelmacher and Steakmacher, both of Clinton, will pay more than $31,500, including nearly $16,200 to immigrants who were in the U.S. in 2012 on work visas.

The companies do not acknowledge any violations, but agreed to make the payment "as a good faith effort with the Administrator concerning the alleged violations," ac...

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