Thanks to Ben Sachs for allowing me space for a reply and to Terri Gerstein and David Seligman for taking the time to respond to my post. While I appreciate Gerstein and Seligman’s perspective, and I agree with them about the need to stop wage theft and protec... More »
In his recent post, “Rethinking Wage Theft Criminalization,” Ben Levin argues that “the impulse to use criminal law for ‘progressive’ ends”—like combatting wage theft—“is dangerous; it serves to bolster the carceral state and all of its deep structural flaws.”... More »
“Wage theft” is an evocative turn of phrase, but how literally should we take it?
Used to refer to employers underpaying workers or denying them compensation to which they are entitled, the phrase increasingly crops up in conversations about work law and p... More »