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Wage Theft

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...

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...

Dave Jamieson

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.