• The wage theft ordinances protect local restaurant and construction workers, home workers, as well as employees at nursing homes and plant nurseries among others, through an administrative process to make the claim easier on workers.
  • Local ordinances apply to anyone who has been a victim of wage theft, including but not limited to undocumented workers.
  • Ordinances do not establish a new regulation but simply set up an accessible process outside the courts to address local wage theft cases that do not fall under the jurisdiction of existing federal laws.

Business groups opposed to Miami-Dade’s system contend that local ordinances create a patchwork of regulations in which businesses face different processes for resolving wage theft disputes in different local jurisdictions. #

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