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Large Vidalia onion producer settles lawsuit

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VIDALIA, GA (WTOC) -

One of the biggest producers of Vidalia onions has agreed to pay nearly $100,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a group of farmworkers.

On Monday a judge approved the agreement between the group of American Farmworkers and Stanley Farms, LLC. and its managers.

The workers had claimed they were paid less than minimum wage and less than foreign guest workers who worked alongside them.

The sweet onion producer also agreed to follow certain hiring and employment practices outlined in the agreement.

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