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.
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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.
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.
People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, an organization of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — delivered holiday cards to Florida Retail Federartion members Saturday as part of their campaign to push for a countywide ordinance to crack down on wage theft.
People Engaged in Active Community Efforts released a study Thursday that finds that Miami-Dade County’s anti-wage theft ordinance is “much more effective” at dealing with wage theft claims than the process in Palm Beach County, where no such ordinance exists. The Miami-Dade measure is under attack in the courts, and in the state Legislature.
State Rep. Tom Goodson, R-Titusville, yesterday filed his first bill for the upcoming 2012 legislative session: House Bill 609, which preempts all local laws, ordinances or rules that address wage theft in the state.
People Engaged in Active Community Efforts — aka PEACE, a coalition of 27 religious congregations from Palm Beach County — told 450 of its members Monday night that it is urgent to continue their campaign to create a countywide anti-wage theft ordinance.
State Sen. David Simmons, R-Altamonte Springs, today filed a bill to prohibit Florida municipalities from “adopting or maintaining” local ordinances that crack down on wage theft, the practice of stiffing workers out of money they are owed.
The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity reports that the state’s unemployment rate for the month of September dipped slightly to 10.6 percent, still well above the 9.1 percent national rate. Florida saw job growth in the accommodation and food service sector, which workers say features low pay and unhealthy working conditions.
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.