40 foreign workers win back pay against Fla. firm

Physical and occupational therapists worked in 15 states, including Maryland

October 24, 2011|By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun

Forty physical and occupational therapists who came to the United States through a visa program to work in 15 states, including Maryland, were awarded a total of $134,000 in back pay in a U.S. Labor Department case, the department announced in a statement Monday.

Labor Department investigators found that Jackson Therapy Partners, of Orlando, Fla., failed to pay the workers the required wages for the period between their arrival in the country and their reporting to work.

The workers came to the United States from the Philippines under the H-1B visa program. Some of the workers were employed in Baltimore and Prince Frederick, in Calvert County, according to the Labor Department statement.

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