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Wage Theft

Broward Values Honesty, Not Theft

Jeanette Smith | Posted 12.09.2012 | Miami
Jeanette Smith

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.

Fixing Our Wage Theft Laws to Protect Workers, Responsible Businesses, and State Budgets

Kevin Abels | Posted 11.25.2012 | Small Business
Kevin Abels

There are two solutions to the wage theft crisis -- community education and systems change. Part of the reason why wage theft pervades is that few know about it or what to do if it occurs to them.

Dave Jamieson

Another Strike Hits Chicagoland | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.17.2012 | Business

A strike among warehouse workers in Southern California has spread to northeastern Illinois, where a group of workers at a distribution center for Wal...

Celebrating All of America's Workers

Marielena Hincapié | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Marielena Hincapié

Over 100 years ago, Americans began to celebrate Labor Day to honor our nation's working people and the prosperity they contribute to society. Unfortunately, the many labor rights we take for granted today are at risk due to policies that make working people more vulnerable.

Honoring Labor Day By Rooting Out Wage Theft

Eric T. Schneiderman | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Eric T. Schneiderman

In this time of deep political divisions, there should be nothing controversial about the notion that working people who do their jobs should be paid for their work.

Record Number Of Employers Not Paying Overtime, Stealing Wages

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

Not getting your overtime pay? You're not alone. The number of workers filing complaints against their employers under the Fair Labor Standard Act ...

Florida Flunks Wage Theft Test -- South Florida Leads the Class

Jeanette Smith | Posted 08.13.2012 | Miami
Jeanette Smith

On the heels of a report stating that Florida is the 15th worst state in the nation for workers trying to recover stolen wages, the county attorney has been instructed to draft a wage theft ordinance.

Wage Theft: A Crime You Can Get Away With

Tim Judson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Business
Tim Judson

This week, we authored a report grading states on how well they protect a fundamental workplace right: getting paid what you are legally owed. This right is so basic and common-sense that most people are still unaware of how commonly it is violated.

While JPMorgan Chase Loses Its Lunch, Some Janitors in Their Building Can Barely Pay for Theirs

Jose Suarez | Posted 07.17.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

While Jamie Dimon was preparing an explanation to his shareholders, the janitors that clean the financial offices owned by JPMorgan Chase in downtown Miami were wondering if they could just get paid what they are owed.

Speak Out Against Wage Theft

Dr. J. Fritz Bazin | Posted 07.14.2012 | Miami
Dr. J. Fritz Bazin

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.

Walmart Fined $4.8 Million For Not Paying Overtime

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

How many government organizations does it take to investigate one company? In Walmart's case, at least three. On Tuesday, the Department of Labor ...

Dave Jamieson

New York GOP Wants To Repeal Wage Theft Law | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

Republican lawmakers in New York state are working to undo a 2010 anti-wage theft law that labor activists hailed as a landmark piece of legislation p...

Dave Jamieson

Florida GOP Tries To Kill Anti-Wage Theft Laws | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

A bill moving through the Florida legislature would kill any local laws designed to help workers recover wages owed by their employers, prompting demo...

Workers Who File Wage-Theft Claims Face Long Waits, Steep Odds

Chicago Reporter | By: Maria Ines Zamudio | Posted 05.05.2012 | Chicago

Jose didn't think his life could get any worse. That was until he opened his eyes and realized he was lying in the middle of the street feeling a d...

Thou Shalt Not Steal; Why HB 609 Undermines the Tenets of Judaism

Rabbi Solomon Schiff | Posted 04.30.2012 | Miami
Rabbi Solomon Schiff

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.

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.

Working Poor USA

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Bill Quigley

Millions of people in the U.S. work and are still poor. Here are eight points that show why the U.S. needs to dedicate itself to making work pay.

Dave Jamieson

Working Poor Stiffed Millions In Wages: Lawsuit | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.09.2012 | Latino Voices

More than a dozen low-level hotel workers in Indianapolis have filed a class-action lawsuit against ten of the city's hotels and a labor staffing agen...

Dave Jamieson

Workers Allege Abusive Conditions At Walmart-Contracted Warehouse | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Business

A group of workers at a California warehouse handling goods bound for Walmart stores have filed a class-action lawsuit claiming they've been working u...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Warehouse Under Investigation By California Labor Officials | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Investigators in California have discovered numerous labor law violations at a massive warehouse handling Walmart goods, according to st...

Dave Jamieson

Workers' Lawsuit Crumbles In Wake Of Walmart V. Dukes Decision | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.10.2011 | Business

The ink may have barely dried on the U.S. Supreme Court's historic decision in Wal-Mart v. Dukes, but the controversial case is already helping to giv...

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...

Dave Jamieson

Illinois Restaurateur Owes Workers $1 Million In Back Pay, Damages | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.31.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Workers got a pretty raw deal at Dolores Onate's two Mexican restaurants in Decatur, Ill. Not only were the waiters and kitchen workers ...

Remembering MLK: Honor The Dignity Of Workers

Alexander Mikulich, Ph.D. | Posted 06.04.2011 | Religion
Alexander Mikulich, Ph.D.

We should also carry on Dr. King's commitment to economic justice by making fair budget choices, protecting labor rights and defending the dignity of workers.

Workers' Rights: The Big Picture

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Amy Traub

Adapted from authors' remarks at the Urban Justice Center Human Rights Luncheon, February 3 2011 You don't have to work at a think tank to realize th...