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Suit filed against farm contractor over wages

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FRESNO (AP) — California labor officials are suing a farm labor contracting company over allegations the company failed to properly pay more than 100 farmworkers.

In a suit filed by California Labor Commissioner Julie Su, the commission claims Javier Diaz and his Visalia-based company Diaz Contracting violated the law by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to its 129 employees.

In the suit filed in Fresno County Superior Court on Monday, the commission is seeking $634,800 in unpaid wages for the farmworkers.

Officials say it is the first time the Labor Commissioner has sued a farm contractor over unpaid wages.

With a telephone listing for the company disconnected, Diaz could not be reached for comment.


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