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Denver wedding, special event business to pay $200,000 to employees in the country illegally

A wedding and special events’ planning business has agreed to pay a $200,000 settlement to five employees living in the country illegally after allegedly failing to pay them minimum wages and overtime and discriminating against them because of their race.

U.S. District Magistrate Judge Craig Shaffer approved the deal between defendant Wright Group Events Services of Denver and plaintiffs Maria Del Carmen Contreras, Joaquin Espinoza Bailon, Alfonso Madera and Gerardo Castaneda Cisneros, all of Mexico, and Rosa Botello Hernandez, of Guatemala.

As part of the settlement the Wright Group did not admit wrongdoing. In a response to the original complaint, the defendants also denied allegations made in the lawsuit.

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