Florida Retail Federation Supports Wage Theft, Loses Argument

If big corporations wonder why average Americans think they're pond scum, they need look no further than the recent efforts of the Florida Retail Federation in favor of allowing companies to steal your wages. That's right. The Florida Retail Federation has made two failed attempts now to ...

Rewarding Wage Theft

Many banquet halls and catering establishments require customers to pay an additional "service charge," often around 20 % of the total cost. Can the establishments simply pocket the money or does this "service charge" belong to the servers? In New York the current law is clear. Section...

Florida Companies, Republicans Try to Make Wage Theft Legal, Again

The Florida Retail Federation hopes the third time's the charm in trying to make wage theft legal. They tried two other times to strike down the wage theft ordinances that are popping up around the state to curtail unscrupulous employers who pocket employee wages for their own use. This time...

Revisiting the Misnamed and Misunderstood Term "Wage Theft"

Yesterday, on his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog, Dan Schwartz wrote a post entitled, “Wage Theft”: The Trendy Phrase That May Not Mean What You Think It Means . Dan wrote: [T]he use of the phrase is being pushed to push various agendas — not as a result of any...

Stopping Wage Theft Easier Said Than Done

by Rich Ehisen When Dana's boss first told her he wanted her to call the staff of their newly-minted medical office in a small California town together for an afternoon meeting, she was in no way prepared for the reason he gave her: that from then on he would not be paying any of them for working...

This Is Real Law: True Crime: Examining the Scourge of Wage Theft in America

Scott Greenfield’s popular legal blog Simple Justice is published with a disclaimer. Alongside articles that comment on current issues related to criminal defense, the New York City-based attorney, counsellor at law and esteemed legal analyst declares : “Nothing in this blog constitutes legal...