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A Danbury employer who allegedly threatened workers with termination and immigration consequences is the subject of a consent preliminary injunction from the U.S. Department of Labor.   Padaminas NY Bakery owner was ordered against retaliating against employees who cooperate with wage investigation.  The department’s Wage and Hour Division investigated Pedro Coelho for potential Fair Labor Standards Act violations and found that Coelho told his employees he would fire them and report them to immigration authorities if they cooperated with the investigation. The complaint also alleges that defendants blacklisted a former employee they believed filed a complaint with the division.  He has been ordered not to make any employees’ working conditions less favorable, including by reducing any employee’s hours of work or pay, and not to obstruct the division’s investigation of the defendants.

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