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Lawyer Contests Labor Law Liability for Tipping Off ICE Against Client’s Worker

Lawyer Anthony Raimondo, a California-based lawyer, is contesting before the U.S. Supreme Court a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court decision exposing him to liability under the Fair Labor Standards Acts (FLSA) for informing the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) regarding his client’s, Angelo Dairy, former employee, Jose Arnulfo Arias’, immigration status in relation to another case involving Arias and Angelo Dairy.

A case was filed by Arias against Raimondo in 2013 arguing that Raimondo retaliated by contacting ICE. The case mentioned that under Section 215(a)(3) of the FLSA, it is unlawful “to discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this chapter, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding, or has served or is about to serve on an industry committee.” Under the FLSA, a person includes a legal representative.

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