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October 8, 2016

While washing the dishes this morning and listening to WGBH, I heard this story on wage theft and the work of the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division, where, until 2014, I used to work: 

According to Cindy Mark, Chief of the AG's Fair Labor Division, there are just too many cases of wage theft for the Attorney General’s office to process.

“Every year, the Attorney General’s office gets over 6,000 com...

August 1, 2016

Wage and hour violations can occur anywhere -- even in the U.S. Senate cafeteria. Workers there were recently found to be misclassified in the wrong positions and forced to work off the clock.

This misclassification came under the federal prevailing wage laws. The prevailing wage laws are special laws that apply when working on government projects where taxpayers are footing the bill. I used to enforce...

July 15, 2016

A New York Times editorial today highlights a sadly common issue among service workers -- "unpaid overtime, misrecording of timecards to reduce pay, failure to pay the minimum wage and failure to pay wages owed to employees who quit or were fired." This case involves a franchise of McDonald's in California. A federal district court judge certified the class action, meaning the employees could continue...

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