US Labor Department Sues Whately, MA, Farm for Underpaying Workers
Workers at a Whateley, Massachusetts farm are entitled to some $400,000 in back pay and damages, after working up to 90 hours a week on a weekly wage that amounted to less than the minimum wage. That's according to a suit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor this week. The department's investigation found that 14 workers at Chang and Sons Enterprises, located on Whateley's River Road, deserved $200,000 in back pay, and an equal amount in damages. Ted Fitzgerald is a spokesman for the Labor Department.