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Law360, New York (August 31, 2016, 7:51 PM ET) — The Ninth Circuit on Wednesday affirmed a lower court’s decision granting class certification to agricultural workers who say a Washington farm didn’t tell them about higher-paying H-2A visa jobs, holding that a judge didn’t err by determining the claims raise common issues.

In a published opinion, the three-judge panel held that U.S. District Judge Stanley A. Bastian didn’t abuse his discretion in finding common questions regarding the duty to disclose information about the $12-per-hour jobs among people who worked at or sought employment from Mercer Canyons…

Source: Law360