A lawsuit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court alleges that about 80 workers who cut and packaged fruit at H-E-B stores across Texas were paid less than minimum wage and, in some cases, worked as many as 70 hours a week without receiving overtime pay.
San Antonio-based H-E-B, the region’s No. 1 grocer, disputes those claims, saying the fruit cutters were employed by a separate company, Brownsville-based Pastranas Produce.
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