Posts Tagged ‘connecticut’

Oct
2015
6

Ralliers Ring in CT’s New Wage Theft Law With a Bang (Read: Protest of Non-Compliant Businesses)

Ralliers Ring in CT's New Wage Theft Law With a Bang (Read: Protest of Non-Compliant Businesses)
  In New Haven, Connecticut, members of Unidad Latina en Accion (ULA) rallied outside of a restaurant, La Carreta, to celebrate the enactment of state bill 914 and bring attention to wage theft they claim has occurred there.  SB 914, an anti-wage theft bill, went into effect on October 1st.  The popular Mexican fast food [&hellip…;
Aug
2015
20

Nail Salon Crackdown Expands to CT; 23 of 25 Randomly Selected Shops Closed for Violations

Nail Salon Crackdown Expands to CT; 23 of 25 Randomly Selected Shops Closed for Violations
  A Department of Labor Wage and Workplace Standards Division investigation into 25 nail salons in Connecticut resulted in 23 closures due to wage violations.  State Labor Commissioner Sharon M. Palmer reported that the state recovered more than $62,000 owed to employees, mostly for minimum wage violations.  Palmer indicated that the state…
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Jun
2015
29

CT Gov Signs Law Making Employers Pay Back Double the Wages They Steal

CT Gov Signs Law Making Employers Pay Back Double the Wages They Steal
  A Connecticut law was signed by Governor Dan Malloy last week which will require employers to pay double damages when a court finds them guilty of wage theft.  Previously, this was allowable under Connecticut law but was left to the discretion of the court.  The law allows an exception to the double penalty if [&hellip…;
Feb
2015
26

Building Trades Members Turn Out for CT Committee Hearings, Speak Truth to Power

Building Trades Members Turn Out for CT Committee Hearings, Speak Truth to Power
  On Tuesday, the Connecticut General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee heard public testimony on over 50 proposed bills.  Almost 300 people showed up at Middletown City Hall, causing police to escort the overflow into hallways to wait.  Increasing the threshold for prevailing wages and imposing new limits on unemployment…
Sep
2014
4

Collecticut: $6.5M in Back Wages Recovered Over Past Year in CT, but Much Work Remains

Collecticut: $6.5M in Back Wages Recovered Over Past Year in CT, but Much Work Remains
  Over the past year, the Connecticut Department of Labor’s Wage and Workplace Standards Division recovered $6.5 million in back pay for workers.  While the organization has stepped up its efforts since the recession, the amount collected represents only a percentage of the wage theft that occurs in the Constitution State, according to the…
Sep
2013
16

New London Paper Disses Responsible Contractor Law, City’s Mayor Pens Persuasive, Pro-Union Response

New London Paper Disses Responsible Contractor Law, City's Mayor Pens Persuasive, Pro-Union Response
  After the City of New London, CT passed a responsible contractor law, local newspaper The Day used their platform to call out what they perceived as “political favoritism” toward unions.  What ensued was a fair, well conceived response from New London’s Mayor, Daryl Finizio, in which he provides details of how union labor…