Posts Tagged ‘wage theft’

Mar
2016
18

Sens. Brown and Murray Unveil National Wage Theft Bill to Stiffen Penalties, Empower Workers

Sens. Brown and Murray Unveil National Wage Theft Bill to Stiffen Penalties, Empower Workers
  In an attempt to curtail wage theft on the national level, Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Patty Murray (D-WA) have introduced the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act, which would enhance existing protections as well as add new tools to fight the wage theft epidemic.  If passed, the bill would stiffen penalties for [&hellip…;
Mar
2016
11

El Paso Raises Wage Theft Ante, Will Forbid Violators from Holding City Permits, Licenses

El Paso Raises Wage Theft Ante, Will Forbid Violators from Holding City Permits, Licenses
  The El Paso City Council has passed an amendment to its existing wage theft ordinance that will allow it to withhold city licenses from businesses that have been found guilty of wage theft.  Prior to last night’s vote the city could only crack down on businesses that had contracts with the city.  The vote [&hellip…;
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Feb
2016
26

Minnesota Worker Site Unveils Tremendous Collection of Wage Theft Exposés, Articles

Minnesota Worker Site Unveils Tremendous Collection of Wage Theft Exposés, Articles
  A tremendous amount of work went into Joey Getty and Barb Kucera’s new special collection of 10 stories on wage theft for Workday Minnesota.  The series used interviews, reports, and video to touch on a wide array of wage theft topics ranging from payroll fraud, to theft in the home healthcare industry, to abuse [&hellip…;
Feb
2016
23

Super Bowl Concession Workers Mount Case vs. Contractor; Wage Theft, Denial of Breaks Alleged

Super Bowl Concession Workers Mount Case vs. Contractor; Wage Theft, Denial of Breaks Alleged
  A new lawsuit alleges that Centerplate, the company that provided food and beverage services for Super Bowl 50, failed to properly pay employees or grant rest breaks as required by California law. Other unfair business practices are alleged as well.  If granted class action status, the lawsuit would cover all employees working for…
Feb
2016
5

Cincinnati Becomes First OH City to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance, Will Revoke Business Incentives

Cincinnati Becomes First OH City to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance, Will Revoke Business Incentives
  In front of a full chamber hall, the Cincinnati city council voted to impose stiffer penalties on companies who do business with the city and commit wage theft.  Cincinnati becomes the first Ohio city to pass such an ordinance.  The ordinance was proposed by Vice Mayor David Mann.  It passed on a 7-2 vote, [&hellip…;
Feb
2016
1

J-E-T-S! Theft! Theft! Theft! More NFL Cheerleaders Win Lawsuit over Wages

J-E-T-S! Theft! Theft! Theft! More NFL Cheerleaders Win Lawsuit over Wages
  The New York Jets have become the fourth professional football team to settle a wage theft lawsuit brought forward by their dancers, joining the Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 52 members of the Jets Flight Crew, who worked between 2011 and 2013, will receive a total of $325,000 to correct minimum [&hellip…;
Jan
2016
5

NY Wage Theft, Prevailing Wage Enforcement Bills Resulting in Impactful Backpay, Restitution

NY Wage Theft, Prevailing Wage Enforcement Bills Resulting in Impactful Backpay, Restitution
  A pair of initiatives in New York state are beginning to pay off for workers who fall victim to wage theft.  Both are aimed at protecting vulnerable workers, particularly those with varying levels of immigration status, from unscrupulous employers who seek to cheat the system.  In July, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a new…
Nov
2015
17

REPORT: 20% of MN’s Low-Wage Workers Suffer Job-Related Injuries, Six Times the National Avg.

REPORT: 20% of MN's Low-Wage Workers Suffer Job-Related Injuries, Six Times the National Avg.
  A new report from the Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha (CTUL) finds that more than 80 percent of Twin Cities low-wage workers report having to work more than one job in order to make ends meet.  CTUL, a Minneapolis workers advocacy group, conducted a survey of 173 workers across a wide array of [&hellip…;
Nov
2015
10

Temple Univ. Report: 90,000 Incidents of Wage Theft in Philly EACH WEEK

Temple Univ. Report: 90,000 Incidents of Wage Theft in Philly EACH WEEK
  A recent study from Temple University estimates that roughly 90,000 incidents of wage theft occur in Philadelphia each week, costing the average victim between $51 and $87.  Shortchanged: How Wage Theft Harms Pennsylvania’s Workers and Economy was prepared and written by the Social Justice Lawyering Clinic at the Stephen and Sandra…
Oct
2015
30

Good Contagious: Two More FL Counties Adopt Wage Theft Ordinances While State Does Nothing

Good Contagious: Two More FL Counties Adopt Wage Theft Ordinances While State Does Nothing
  The good fight is being fought…at the local level in Florida? It’s true. Hillsborough and Pinellas counties have joined several of their South Florida peers in passing local ordinances aimed at combating wage theft.  For Hillsborough, the decision followed a 5-0 vote by the county commissioners approving a “hybrid” system…
Oct
2015
20

Half Pepperoni, Half a Million: Nine Papa John’s Franchises Accept Massive Wage Theft Settlement

Half Pepperoni, Half a Million: Nine Papa John's Franchises Accept Massive Wage Theft Settlement
  A settlement has been reached between the state of New York and four former and current owners of nine Papa John’s franchises which will result in 250 employees sharing $500,000 in back wages.  The wage theft occurred at Papa John’s locations in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx and involved unpaid overtime and workers being [&hellip…;
Oct
2015
20

News & Observer, Political Figures Lash Out at NC Labor Commish Over Wage Theft, Misclassification

News & Observer, Political Figures Lash Out at NC Labor Commish Over Wage Theft, Misclassification
  The Charlotte News & Observer ran a feature recently titled, “The Reluctant Regulator,” which looked into the office of North Carolina Labor Commissioner Cherie Berry.  If the name sounds familiar, it may be because we have covered her and her office’s unwillingness to help the state’s workers in the past.  In November of…