About 240 Jamaican workers at a luxury golf resort in South Carolina are to share US2 million under a deal to settle a lawsuit alleging that for two years, their employer wrongfully deducted money from their pay.
The order signed on December 16 by US District Judge Richard Gergel applies to a pool of Jamaican workers employed to Kiawah Island Golf Resort on H-2B visas.
The H-2B visa programme allows US employers to bring foreigners to the country to fill temporary non-agricultural jobs.
Several of the workers filed a class-action lawsuit last year accusing Kiawah of failing to properly pay them minimum wages because it deducted housing and transportation costs from 2012 through to 2014. (AP)