Federal Court Holds That Liquidated Damages Are Available Under Federal Labor Law Even If Recipients Are Unauthorized Aliens

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In NLRB v. C&C Roofing Supply, Inc., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Washington state, enforced a settlement agreement involving liquidated damages for unauthorized workers. In doing so, the Court provided a helpful road map when the National Labor Relations Act and the Immigration Reform and Control Act collide. This article summarizes the Court's decision and the ramifications of the agreement.

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