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Wage Theft

Victory for Home-Care Workers

Rudy López | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics
Rudy López

All labor has dignity, especially when it enhances the well-being of the sick among us. Protecting the rights of home care workers is to defend the dignity of not only the worker, but the patient as well.

Wage Theft Harms All of Us

Hilda L. Solis | Posted 07.19.2015 | Politics
Hilda L. Solis

Not paying someone what they are owed is akin to stealing out of their pockets. Wage theft is a crime. And this crime disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable members of our society. Enforcing these laws is not only good economic policy, but also simply the right thing to do.

Grand Theft Automated

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.17.2015 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

Exposés like the Times' series on nail salon workers, and the other investigative research that came before it, can help shift consciousness. But what's also required is a power shift. A true transformation will require a broad social movement with the power to bring government back on the side of working families.

Raise Los Angeles' Minimum Wage and Enforce It

Laphonza Butler | Posted 06.22.2015 | Los Angeles
Laphonza Butler

In the current system, it is too easy for unscrupulous employers to avoid the consequences of their actions, which disadvantages those businesses and employers that play by the rules.

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's 1, The Little Guy 0

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.10.2015 | Business

The use of restrictive noncompete agreements with low-wage workers may have made a laughingstock of Jimmy John's last year, but so far the sandwich ch...

Dave Jamieson

Some Federal Workers Claim They Were Shorted On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of D.C. workers employed under federal contracts filed a complaint with the Labor Department on Wednesday alleging that they've ...

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told

Rudy López | Posted 06.05.2015 | Impact
Rudy López

Workers across low-wage industries have chosen to stand together to call for better working conditions, benefits and a living wage, the faith community is called to follow their courageous example.

Port Driver Efforts Show the Long, Hard Fight for Justice

James P. Hoffa | Posted 04.27.2015 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Over the last 18 months, port truck drivers at the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have dramatically escalated their decades-long struggle against trucking companies.

Wage Theft at NYC Airports

Letitia James | Posted 03.17.2015 | New York
Letitia James

I am confident that the Port Authority will want to act quickly and protect the workers that are vital to the airports' daily operations. We may not be able to make working at the airport stress-free, but we can at least give these workers the security of knowing they will be paid their due.

Moocher CEOs

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.07.2015 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It is CEOs, not the working poor, who deserve public scorn for their dependence on government handouts. The parable of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" springs to mind.

Bombshell Documents Reveal Evidence Of Wage-Fixing By Major Hollywood Animation Studios

PandoDaily | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business

The Techtopus wage theft conspiracy has just gone Hollywood in a serious way. Attorneys representing visual special effects workers suing the bigge...

As Bad As You Think It Is, It's Worse: Wage Theft Comes to America

Les Leopold | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Les Leopold

In Denmark fast food workers make $20 an hour plus benefits, and the corporations who employ them are still profitable. Why there and not here? The answer is simple and painful -- wage theft.

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Noncompete Agreement Comes Under Congressional Scrutiny

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats plan to send a letter to the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday asking the federal agencies ...

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Makes Low-Wage Workers Sign 'Oppressive' Noncompete Agreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

If you're considering working at a Jimmy John's sandwich shop, you may want to read the fine print on your job application. A Jimmy John's employme...

DC Restaurant Workers Win Key Battles, But War Has Yet to Be Won

Patrick McDermott | Posted 10.14.2014 | DC
Patrick McDermott

The Washington, D.C. restaurant industry is not only a haven for big shot restaurateurs, it's quickly becoming a strong industry for restaurant workers as well. Let's just take a look at some of the ways this is true.

Dave Jamieson

Major Sandwich Chain Under Fire For 'Systematic Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business

Jimmy John's, the "freaky fast" sandwich staple of America's college towns, is being sued by two former employees for what they describe as "systemati...

Judge Strikes Down Settlement In Landmark Wage Theft Case

PandoDaily | Mark Ames | Posted 08.08.2014 | Technology

The judge overseeing the landmark Silicon Valley wage theft antitrust lawsuit has struck down the $324 million settlement reached between most of the ...

Dave Jamieson

Subway Franchisee Has Inventive Scheme To Avoid Paying Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.08.2014 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A former Subway sandwich maker in Washington claims his employer used an inventive scheme to avoid paying him overtime: Creating fiction...

McDonald's Workers Claim They Were Fired For Union Activity

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 07.29.2014 | Business

McDonald's is under investigation by the National Labor Relations Board for allegedly firing workers for union activity, in a case that could have muc...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Chamber Lobbies To Kill Measure That Would Punish Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- Despite the lobbying from business groups, the wage theft amendment passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday afternoon. ...

Los Angeles: Where Your Boss Is Most Likely to Steal Your Pay

Jordan Melograna | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime
Jordan Melograna

Wage theft is a crime, but we don't treat it like one. According to the Economic Policy Institute, the total amount stolen from workers far eclipses the total amount from all bank, gas station and convenience store robberies in 2008.

Dave Jamieson

Some House Republicans Start To Wake Up On Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.20.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A growing number of House Republicans agree with their Democratic colleagues that the federal government needs to stop giving contracts ...

It's Time to Terminate Temp Abuse, Pass Calif. Bill AB 1897

James P. Hoffa | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
James P. Hoffa

Fueled by the growth of "perma-temp" workers who toil for years at the same job for low wages, few if any benefits and with no protections, thousands of employees are increasingly being left behind while their companies reap the benefits of their hard work.

Dave Jamieson

House GOP Votes 'To Continue Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Friday morning, House Republicans voted down a measure that would have discouraged the government from giving contracts to compani...

Dave Jamieson

NFL Cheerleader: I Was Paid $2 Per Hour

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.20.2014 | Sports

Following similar wage theft lawsuits filed by other NFL cheerleaders, a former cheerleader for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sued the team over its pay pr...