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Raided factory, workers make deal on owed OT

Elsy Hernandez (right) spoke through an interpreter, Eneida Sanchez (center), about working two full shifts a day at Michael Bianco Inc. in New Bedford but not receiving any overtime. Elsy Hernandez (right) spoke through an interpreter, Eneida Sanchez (center), about working two full shifts a day at Michael Bianco Inc. in New Bedford but not receiving any overtime. (Michele McDonald/Globe Staff)
By Brian R. Ballou
Globe Staff / November 19, 2008

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The former owner of a New Bedford leather goods factory raided by immigration officials early last year has settled a class-action lawsuit, agreeing to pay $850,000 to former employees who worked up to 16 hours a day but weren't paid overtime. (Full article: 824 words)

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