Wage theft, the practice of stiffing workers out of money they are owed, has emerged as a major economic justice issue in the U.S. over the last decade, to the point where over 60 percent “of low-wage workers experience wage theft each week,” according to a report released Wednesday.
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Two Florida restaurant companies will have to pay back wages to almost 150 workers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division announced Monday.
A Miami court today announced its decision to dismiss the constitutional challenge brought by the Florida Retail Federation against Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft program.
Supporters of Miami-Dade County’s wage theft program continue to protest last week’s House passage of a bill that prohibits local governments from “adopting or maintaining in effect law, ordinance, or rule for purpose of addressing” wage theft, the practice of employers stiffing workers out of the wages they are owed.
While a recently-released report details the state’s economic dependance on a strong minimum wage, a bill that would allow employers to pay tipped workers a lower minimum wage than what is currently authorized is moving forward in the state Senate.
The Florida House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, that prohibits local governments from “adopting or maintaining in effect law, ordinance, or rule for purpose of addressing” wage theft, the practice of employers stiffing workers out of the wages they are owed.
South Florida labor and worker’s rights organizations are mobilizing their members and calling on state senators to stop a GOP bill that would prohibit Florida cities and counties from passing ordinances that crack down on wage theft, the practice of stiffing workers out of money they are owed.
A joint resolution that would give the governor the power to appoint the student member of the Board of Governors — the body that oversees the Florida university system — passed through the state Senate’s Higher Education Committee Thursday.
A bill announced this week by the Florida Senate Commerce and Tourism committee would allow employers to pay tipped workers, waiters and waitresses, a lower minimum wage than what is currently authorized in Florida.
The U.S. Department of Labor and the Mexican consulate in Orlando today announced an agreement to offer Mexican workers in Florida the resources to understand their rights.