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Nursery Blocked From Obstructing Labor Department Investigation

Jan. 24, 2023, 4:58 PM

A New York nursery owner who allegedly threatened workers with harm by Mexican cartels if they cooperated with a US Department of Labor investigation was hit with a temporary restraining order, the agency announced.

The DOL sufficiently established that Berkshire Nursery & Supply Corp. owner Jesus Flores obstructed the wage and hour investigation to warrant the TRO, Judge Vincent Briccetti of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found.

Within seven working days of the order, the company must allow agency officials to inform employees of their rights under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Berkshire ...