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Wage Theft

Hunter Stuart

Many Fast Food Workers Say They're Getting Ripped Off By Their Bosses

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business

Before she got fed up and quit last month, it wasn't uncommon for Darenisha Mills to keep working after her shift ended at the McDonald's in Pontiac, ...

Corporations Are Stealing From Low-Wage Workers

Sarita Gupta | Posted 04.10.2014 | Business
Sarita Gupta

These days, no one is surprised to learn about big companies paying poverty wages. But for workers at some of our country's largest fast-food chains, the truth is even uglier.

Dave Jamieson

Domino's Franchisees Admit They've Been Shorting Workers On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.27.2014 | Business

The owners of 23 Domino's Pizza locations in New York agreed Thursday to pay workers nearly half a million dollars to settle a wage-theft investigatio...

Dominican Republic Shows U.S. What Not to Do on Immigration

Tefere Gebre | Posted 03.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Tefere Gebre

Imagine waking up to learn that you are no longer recognized as a citizen of the country in which you were born -- the only country you have ever called home. This inconceivable scenario has become a reality for tens of thousands of Dominicans.

Dave Jamieson

More Bad News For McDonald's

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

New York state has reached a settlement with the owner of seven McDonald's franchises that will give nearly $500,000 to fast-food workers who claimed ...

Here Comes Another Round Of Protests

AP | By CANDICE CHOI | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business

NEW YORK (AP) — Fast-food protests are planned for several U.S. cities Tuesday as labor organizers look to bring attention to practices they say ill...

Dave Jamieson

Lawsuits: McDonald's Systematically Stealing Worker Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.13.2014 | Business

Workers in California, Michigan and New York this week filed six new lawsuits against McDonald's claiming they were systematically shorted on pay by t...

Mistreatment of Domestic Worker By Indian Diplomat Is Not Unique

Rebecca Smith | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Rebecca Smith

The recent story of an Indian diplomat in New York arrested for labor abuses garnered national headlines, but the mistreatment suffered by her domestic worker employee barely received a mention.

Dave Jamieson

D.C. Elite 'Would Be Shocked' By Chaffeurs' Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Working for Sunny's Executive Sedan Service, Ishaku Atam and his friends have chauffeured some of the biggest political figures of our t...

Dave Jamieson

Worker Who Reported Wage Theft In Capital Spared Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An undocumented worker who wound up in deportation proceedings after he accused his employer of wage theft has been granted permission t...

Reality TV Workers Have Little to Be Thankful for

Michael Winship | Posted 01.27.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Winship

Working on shows like "Real Housewives of Atlanta" often means working exhausting schedules without breaks or even overtime pay.

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. ...

Dave Jamieson

Lawsuit Alleges Massive Corner-Cutting At Firm That Vets Defense Contractors

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Another former investigator has sued the private, for-profit firm that performs many of the security clearance checks for U.S. governmen...

Dave Jamieson

Who Really Pays For Your Super-Saver Shipping

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

A growing number of Amazon.com warehouse workers are suing the online retail giant and its contractors for requiring them to undergo time-consuming an...

Dave Jamieson

Better Call Saul: City Tells Wage Theft Victims To Find Own Lawyers

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

Workers still shorted on pay seven months after the city of Albuquerque, N.M., raised its minimum wage are being told to find their own lawyers and du...

Wage Theft and the Senate's Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744)

Donald Kerwin | Posted 09.15.2013 | Latino Voices
Donald Kerwin

The unauthorized suffer from labor standards violations at extremely high rates. Unscrupulous employers regularly deny them wages and benefits that they have already earned. Congress should not do the same.

Dave Jamieson

Man Alleges Wage Theft, Gets Detained By Feds

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three years ago, Antonio Vanegas took a job at a pita shop inside the food court at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade C...

Saki Knafo

Workers Decry Wage Theft: 'No Respect For The Law'

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 06.27.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- When Shenita Simon, a mother of three, gets paid for working overtime at her fast-food job, it allows her to splurge on the little things ...

Standing Up for Low Wage Workers

Camille Rivera | Posted 08.27.2013 | New York
Camille Rivera

It has been amazing to witness the fast food-worker strikes that have swept the country in the past few months. One of the most shocking things that the workers have complained about is that their employers have been cheating them out of their full pay. These aren't isolated incidents.

Dave Jamieson

Wage Theft Alleged At Major Federal Building

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 06.24.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Workers at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center filed a complaint with the Labor Department on Monday alleging a sl...

Jillian Berman

Lawsuit: McDonald's Franchise Didn't Pay Employees For Hours They Worked

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

"Comp-Time" in a Real-time World

Jodie Levin-Epstein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Jodie Levin-Epstein

Overtime pay is not just to be kind to workers. It also counteracts the absence of a federal statute that sets a ceiling on weekly work hours. What's to keep an employer from routinely asking for 70 hours and firing employees if they refuse?

BUSTED: Chinatown Restaurant Hit With Biggest Wage Theft Violation In City History

Robin Wilkey | Posted 02.14.2013 | San Francisco

A San Francisco restaurant was ordered to pay sizeable back wages and penalties after allegedly forcing employees to work up to 80 hours per week for ...

Dave Jamieson

Low-Wage Hotel Workers Win Settlement

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Business

A group of low-wage Indianapolis hotel workers who sued their employer for allegedly shorting them on pay have settled a lawsuit they claim has helped...

When Workers Are Not Paid, We All Lose

Urbano Santos | Posted 12.22.2012 | Miami
Urbano Santos

Broward Commissioners have the opportunity to ensure a healthy and fair economic recovery in our county by approving the Wage Recovery Ordinance, which will help workers reclaim their wages and will protect honest business owners.