This $2 million settlement for Jamaican guest workers brought to you by the long-hairs at the SPLC.
The lawsuit against Kiawah alleged that the resort hired a Florida recruiter to find seasonal workers from Jamaica. Jamaican workers then paid about $600 to $700 to obtain H2B visas and pay other travel fees. The lawsuit alleged that Kiawah failed to reimburse employees for those costs as required under law.
In addition, the lawsuit said Kiawah deducted about $330 month for housing in a West Ashley apartment complex, often with four to six workers sharing a unit. The resort also deducted about $72 a month to shuttle workers to and from the island. Because of these deductions, workers’ wages were below the minimum level under the law, the lawsuit said.
Because insourcing exploitation is a long and honored tradition in the U.S. of A.