Some (Don't) Like It Hot: The Use of the 'Hot Goods' Injunction in Perishable Agriculture

Author:Stephanie A. Koltookian
Position:J.D. Candidate, The University of Iowa College of Law, 2015; B.A., Truman State University, 2012

From 2001 to 2013, the Department of Labor ("DOL") used "hot goods" injunctions to crack down on suspected violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act by farmers who employed migrant workers. While the DOL's use of the "hot goods" injunction in perishable agriculture is an effective tool for protecting the rights of farmworkers, the injunction creates special hurdles for growers of perishable... (see full summary)

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