A Colorado catering and special events company has agreed to pay four undocumented workers from Mexico and one from Guatemala and their attorneys $200,000 to settle a lawsuit based on allegations of failing to pay minimum wage and national origin discrimination and harassment.
The plaintiffs' allegations state that the employer would make the undocumented employees work off-the-clock over 100 hours a week without overtime and below the minimum wage. It also states that the defendants yelled, cursed and berated the plaintiffs.
The employer denies all the allegations made in the complaint. According to the attorney representing the workers, his office frequently receives calls about employers treating undocumented workers unlawfully.