April 19, 2018

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ICYMI: Adam Putnam’s family citrus business violated federal labor laws

In case you missed it, a new scandal is brewing in Florida as the Tampa Bay Times has found that Adam Putnam’s family citrus business paid migrant workers less than the minimum wage while he was raking in millions. Hold on to your seats because the Florida GOP primary is about to get wild.

Adam Putnam’s family citrus business violated federal labor laws
Putnam Groves cited in 2008 for failing to pay some workers minimum wage.
Steve Bousquet // Tampa Bay Times

Republican candidate for governor Adam Putnam’s family citrus business in Polk County has been cited by the U.S. government for workplace violations, including failing to pay fruit pickers the minimum wage.

U.S. Department of Labor records show that Putnam Groves of Bartow was ordered to pay back wages of $1,634.72 to four workers who were paid less than the minimum wage in 2008, which was $6.79 an hour at the time.

 

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