Trainer Steve Asmussen Exploited His Workers

Steve Asmussen Stables has entered into a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Labor to reimburse grooms and hotwalkers nearly $130,000 to resolve violations of the federal H-2B worker program, which enables businesses to employ temporary visa workers, according to a release from the Department of Labor. Asmussen was also assessed civil money penalties of just over $75,000 for its violations in addition to the wage penalties.

According to the release, this is the fourth time in recent years that Asmussen has been ordered to make payments to workers… read the rest about the legacy of trainer Steve Asmussen

This is not the first time a big-name trainer has ripped off his hard-working employees, many of whom send big chucks of their salary back home to Mexico to their families.  Read about the legacy of trainer Chad Brown