The Broward County Commission should be commended for taking a stand against the practice of wage theft and sending a clear message to anyone who wants to do business in Broward County -- we're an honest community and we want honest companies.
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One of the most striking elements of the many cases of wage theft that plague South Florida is how often the workers affected are those who are surrounded by luxury in their workplaces.
As a person of faith who believes in justice, I strongly urge politicians to vote no on HB 609, to not suppress the ability of local communities to address the scourge of wage theft.
By any standard, wage theft is immoral, bad for the economy, unfair to ethical employers, and devastating to workers who are struggling to make ends meet.
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