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Wage Theft

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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.12.2014 | 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...

Wage Theft Is Grim Business

Rory Lancman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Rory Lancman

Wage theft is particularly prevalent among low-wage workers, such as those in the restaurant, retail, home health care and personal and repair services industries. Misclassification touches more traditionally middle class industries, such as construction and trucking.

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Contractor To Shell Out $21 Million To Workers Shorted On Pay

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business

A Walmart contractor that operates many of the retailer's distribution centers has agreed to pay $21 million in backpay to warehouse workers in Califo...

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Barely Have Time To Eat Lunch: Lawsuit

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.08.2014 | Business

A new batch of Amazon warehouse workers sued the online retailer in federal court last week, claiming the company's workplace policies don't leave the...

New Allies and a Comic Book to Help Fight Wage Theft

John Atlas | Posted 06.28.2014 | Books
John Atlas

Millions of workers, over 40 percent of low-wage workers in the United States--are routinely cheated, victims of wage theft.

What's Wrong With Silicon Valley's No-Poach Rule?

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business
Margaret Heffernan

What's revealed in these arrangements is striking: a belief that, once you've hired someone, you have bought the power to control their future when they work for you -- even after they've quit. In other words, you own them.

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 06.10.2014 | 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 05.26.2014 | 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 05.18.2014 | 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 05.13.2014 | 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...

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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...