No. 11-17365.

735 F.3d 892 (2013)

Victor Rivera RIVERA; Ernesto Sebastian Castillo Rios; Vicente Cornejo Lugo; Jesus Garcia Mata; Luis Angel Garcia Mata; Gaudencio Garcia Rios; Simon Garcia Rios; Vicente Cornejo Cruz; Emilio Montoya Morales; Jorge Luis Aguilar Solano; Domingo Ramos Rios; Artemio Rincon Cruz; Sergio Rios Ramos; Pedro Rivera Camacho; Regulo Rincon Cruz; Aureliano Montes Montes; Manuel Rivera Rivera; Martin Flores Bravo; Virgilio Marquez Lara; Jose Balderas Guerrero; Gerardo Rios Ramos, Plaintiffs-Appellants, v. PERI & SONS FARMS, INC., Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

Filed November 13, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

José Jorge Behar , Chicago, IL, argued the cause and filed the briefs for the plaintiffs-appellants. With him on the briefs were Matthew J. Piers , Chicago, IL, and Mark R. Thierman , Reno, NV.

Brad Johnston , Yerington, NV, argued the cause for the defendant-appellee. Gregory A. Eurich , Denver, CO, and Joseph Neguese , Denver, CO, filed the brief for the defendant-appellee.

Diane A. Heim , Washington, D.C., argued the cause and filed the brief for Amicus Curiae Secretary of Labor, in support of the plaintiffs-appellants. With her on the briefs were M. Patricia Smith , Washington, D.C., Jennifer S. Brand , Washington, D.C., and Paul L. Frieden , Washington, D.C.

Monte B. Lake , Washington, D.C., filed the brief for Amicus Curiae National Council of Agricultural Employers, in support of the defendant-appellee.

Before: DIARMUID F. O'SCANNLAIN and MILAN D. SMITH, JR., Circuit Judges, and JAMES K. SINGLETON, Senior District Judge.


O'SCANNLAIN, Circuit Judge:

We are asked to decide claims of Mexican temporary farmworkers under the Fair Labor Standards Act and relevant state law.



Peri & Sons is a Nevada corporation that produces, harvests, and packages onions.1 The plaintiffs are Victor Rivera Rivera and twenty-three other Mexican citizens ("the farmworkers") admitted...

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