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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICIALS TO VISIT OKEELANTA CORP. AND OSCEOLA FARMS CO.

 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR OFFICIALS TO VISIT
 OKEELANTA CORP. AND OSCEOLA FARMS CO.
 PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Okeelanta Corporation and Osceola Farms Company announced today a program of after-hours visits by officials of the U.S. Department of Labor to meet with the companies' H2A workers.
 "The Department has asked us to allow them to meet with the workers in an unstructured and informal way to receive their questions and comments," said Joseph P. Klock, general counsel for the companies.
 "We are delighted to accommodate this request, welcome the visits by members of the Department's Wage and Hour Division, and will provide them whatever help we can," Klock said. "Throughout the season, we have encouraged all our workers to voice their concerns to us or their foreign labor supervisor. If any issues come up in the meetings with the Department of Labor, we stand ready to deal with them quickly."
 Klock said the companies' policy calls for open and immediate access to its camps.
 Representatives of Okeelanta and Osceola are working for passage of a Florida Senate bill that would require all farm labor camp operators to provide the same open access it provides to social service agencies and others working on farm workers' behalf without any prior notice.
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 /CONTACT: Joseph P. Klock Jr., general counsel for Okeelanta Corp. and Osceola Farms Company, 305-577-2800/ CO: Okeelanta Corp.; Osceola Farms Company; U.S. Department of Labor ST: Florida IN: SU:


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