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Hide processor to resolve wage suit for nearly $1m

Chelsea plant denies fault, wants to move on

A Chelsea animal hide processing plant must pay nearly $1 million to resolve a lawsuit involving underpaid workers, according to a federal court agreement approved last week.

Boston Hides & Furs Ltd. will pay $825,000 in back wages and damages to 14 workers who, the suit says, earned about $300 for working 60 hours a week processing hides and furs to be shipped to tanneries. The company also has to pay $100,000 in damages to 10 workers who were allegedly fired for assisting in the investigation, and $50,000 in civil penalties to the US Department of Labor.

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