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September 8th, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — September 7-8, 2019

Published September 8th, 2019 -

Workers at the Battery Wharf Hotel in Boston, represented by UNITE HERE Local 26, have been on strike since Thursday following a year and a half of contract negotiations.  Workers are calling for improved pay and pensions; protections for immigrant workers; an... More »

July 31st, 2019

Today’s News & Commentary—July 31, 2019

Published July 31st, 2019 -

On Monday, U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg blocked a New Hampshire rule that would have required that state’s low-income residents to complete 100 hours a month of work, school, job training or volunteering in order to obtain health coverage under Medica... More »

June 2nd, 2019

Weekend News & Commentary — June 1-2, 2019

Published June 2nd, 2019 -

Cai Shuang Chen, a delivery worker in New York, won $327,738 in a wage theft case in September 2017.  However, Chen is unable to collect this money under New York state law, as the restaurant he worked for changed its name and thus technically no longer exists... More »

October 11th, 2018

Today’s News & Commentary — October 11, 2018

Published October 11th, 2018 -

The U.S. Department of Labor announced that it is extending its Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) program by six months.  The program protects employers from enforcement action resulting from federal wage-and-hour violations if they work in good f... More »

June 10th, 2018

Weekend News & Commentary — June 9 – 10, 2018

Published June 10th, 2018 -

Starting tomorrow, no Costco employee will earn below $14 an hour.  While some locations already saw a $13.50 an hour minimum wage, the new mark, which nearly doubles the federal minimum of $7.25, signals that the “fight for $15” is edging forward, and the nat... More »

 

Rethinking Wage Theft Criminalization

Published April 13th, 2018 -

“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 »

 

Gig News: NYC Drivers Group Accuses Lyft of Wage Theft

Published June 1st, 2017 -

Yesterday, a New York Assembly Member and the Independent Drivers Guild (IDG) called for an investigation into ride-hailing company Lyft for allegedly cheating drivers out of certain wages. They claim the company is deducting New York State sales taxes and a “... More »