Monday, May 28th, 2018

FLSA, Discovery, Plaintiffs’ Immigration Status: Almanza v. Baird Tree Service

"[P]laintiffs sought an order preventing the discovery of plaintiffs' immigration status. The magistrate judge held a hearing prior to issuing his memorandum and order.  In his memorandum and order [doc. 65], the magistrate judge found that a protective order was appropriate based upon relevant authority and the claims as presently asserted by plaintiffs. … [T]he magistrate judge's decision to grant the motion for a protective order was not clearly erroneous or contrary to law. … The protective order will stay in effect, and the defendants will not be permitted to obtain information concerning the immigration status of the plaintiffs." – Almanza v. Baird Tree Service, Sept. 12, 2012.