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We represented a group of unhoused men who were recruited to work at a motel for up to 40 hours (and sometimes more) per week without pay in exchange for living at the mold and bug infested building. We filed a federal complaint and won recompense of full wages—plus some additional compensation—for each of the workers. The worker who had been there the longest was awarded over $21,000. 

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