Farm Labor Contractor Fined By State

The state department of labor and industries fined an Othello farm labor contractor for violating conditions in hiring workers. According to the department Agri Aide Inc. is liable for a $105,000 fine becauyse they did not provide each worker they hired with a written notice about pay, housing, safety requirements and other conditions. The fine was imposed because of repeated violations including operating without a labor contracting license in at least three separate years along with forging a license in one of those years.