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GOP wage theft bill to be debated in the House Wednesday

By | 02.21.12 | 3:05 pm

The House version of a GOP-sponsored 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, will appear Wednesday in a Judiciary committee session.

GOP wage theft bill amended, then stalled in Senate committee

By | 02.21.12 | 10:26 am

A bill filed by state Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, 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, did not make it out of the Senate Judiciary committee Monday.

Worker advocates want Senate to kill bill that prohibits local wage theft crackdowns

By | 02.17.12 | 9:51 am

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.

Committee advances bill that stops municipalities from cracking down on wage theft

By | 01.12.12 | 11:09 am

A GOP-sponsored bill that would prohibit local governments from enacting ordinances to resolve wage theft cases passed a vote in the House Community & Military Affairs Subcommittee Wednesday.

Miami Lakes construction workers still owed wages

By | 12.14.11 | 12:04 pm

A group of construction workers in Miami Lakes who last week began fighting to receive wages they are owed for several weeks of work will meet today to file a complaint through Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft ordinance, a measure under attack in the courts and in the Florida Legislature.

Construction workers fight for unpaid wages as bill to block anti-wage theft ordinances moves on

By | 12.07.11 | 4:25 pm

As a Florida House subcommittee voted to pass state Rep. Tom Goodson’s bill that would block local anti-wage theft ordinances today, 35 construction workers in Miami Lakes began fighting to receive wages they are owed for several weeks of work.

Miami-Dade approves budget, maintains funding to fight wage theft

By | 09.23.11 | 10:00 am

Early Friday morning, Miami-Dade County Commissioners voted to approve county Mayor Carlos Gimenez’s proposed budget of $6.1 billion, which includes funding to enforce the county’s wage theft ordinance.

The Northwest Gardens construction site (Pic by Marcos Restrepo)

Broward construction workers begin receiving wages they are owed

By | 09.02.11 | 11:02 am

South Florida construction workers tell The Florida Independent that about 40 to 45 men, after weeks of being stiffed out of their wages, were paid with checks issued by Florida Shell Construction at the Northwest Gardens worksite on Thursday.

Workers at the Northwest Gardens construction site (Pic by Marcos Restrepo)

Stiffed construction workers seek legal support, get it from advocate organization

By | 08.30.11 | 1:41 pm

Broward County construction workers who said Monday that they have not been paid for several weeks of work at a Fort Lauderdale building project are looking at their legal options to recover their wages.

A screenshot of the Associated Builders and Contractors homepage (Pic via abcflorida.com)

Associated Builders and Contractors explains support for wage theft measure

By | 03.31.11 | 8:26 am

Carol Bowen, director of government affairs for Florida’s Associated Builders and Contractors, confirmed yesterday that her organization is a member of a coalition of construction groups, with at least 30 members involved in all aspects of building and contracting, that supports the “Wage Protection” bill filed by state Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, and opposes a proposed Palm Beach County wage theft ordinance.

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