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Wage Theft Prevention Act

Tackling Wage Theft in Silicon Valley

Ruth Starkman | Posted 11.29.2016 | Technology
Ruth Starkman

Let's say you're poor, live in Silicon Valley, and are employed at a local pizza franchise. To make ends meet in this insanely over-priced environment...

Low-Wage Workers Are Robbed More Than Banks, Gas Stations And Convenience Stores Combined

The Huffington Post | Caroline Fairchild | Posted 10.31.2013 | Business

Low-wage workers are robbed far more often than banks, gas stations and convenience stores combined -- and the perpetrators are their own employers. ...

Jillian Berman

Lawsuit: McDonald's Franchise Didn't Pay Employees For Hours They Worked | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.10.2013 | Business

After toiling away at an upstate New York McDonald's for months, Jeffrey Schuyler says he was "hurt" once he discovered his employer was altering time...

Wage Theft: A Moral Crisis in Our Communities

Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski | Posted 04.29.2012 | Miami
Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski

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.

The Government's Secret War Against Small Business

Robert Levin | Posted 04.08.2012 | Small Business
Robert Levin

State tax auditors are being told to shake down local businesses to generate revenue. And while big businesses have internal tax specialists who can fight unjustified assessments, small businesses often have no choice but to pay since the cost to them of fighting back is so high.

Dave Jamieson

Business Interests Take Aim At New Wage Theft Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.05.2011 | Business

Late last year, advocates for low-wage workers in Florida's Palm Beach County made what they thought was a modest request of their county commissioner...

New Wage Theft Laws Protect Workers

David Callahan | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

Cheating workers out of fairly-earned wages is about as low as things get. In most places in America, employers still face few penalties for wage theft allowing the epidemic to continue.

New Study Uncovers Wage Theft and Workplace Abuse in the Garden State

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

For day laborers, finding work too often means accepting less than minimum wage, forgoing safety equipment, or enduring abuse by crooked employers. A ...

Wage Theft: Thou Shalt Not Steal From Your Workers

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

As the wealthy bankers are propped up and subsidized by the government, everyday working people who have little as it is are robbed daily -- by their employers. Now is a better time than most to discuss the crisis of wage theft in the United States.

New York's Lousy Jobs (And How We Can Make Them Better)

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Should we tear down the city's middle class? Or work to turn lousy jobs into good ones? That's the policy choice facing New York's leaders. So far, their decisions aren't encouraging.

Albany: Last Chance to Stop the Wage Thieves

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

It's difficult to imagine anything more basic to a free economy than the right of an employee to be paid for his or her work. Yet this fundamental right is routinely violated in New York's low-wage industries.

Hooray for Albany? State Legislature Acts to Boost Working People and the Economy

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

Griping about Albany is always in style. But in the end-of-session frenzy, state legislators are also taking far more positive action on raising workplace standards.