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Type Roadmap
Year 2021
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Presently, the average American worker is unfairly compensated for their labor. In response to this challenge, ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of a healthy and productive workforce. It calls on local governments to...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2020
Level State
State(s) California
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Though California has enacted numerous laws that help workers recover stolen wages, access paid leave from work, and enforce safe and humane working conditions, such legislation fails to deliver economic security to working Californians unless accompanied by strong enforcement mechanisms....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Center for an Urban Future
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Environment & Natural Resources, Energy, Democracy & Governance, Children & Families, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Education, Transportation & Mobility
In recent years, cities have become the drivers of government innovation. As urban growth has exploded over the past half century - increasing from a third to nearly 60 percent of world population today - local officials have been forced to solve problems and generate new ideas, policies,...

Type Executive Order
Year 2018
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Santa Cruz
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This document is a compliance form for the Santa Cruz Living Wage Ordinance. It is distributed to employees working for a company that is eminently entering into a contract with the city....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) Wisconsin
Source Oakland City Council
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines the decline of Milwaukee's economy over the past 30 years and evaluates the city's current challenges including high unemployment, low job quality, extreme racial inequality, and central city economic isolation. The report recommends overcoming these challenges...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2016
Level County
State(s) All States
Source State Innovation Exchange
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
Wage theft is a catchall term for a range of situations in which an employer fails to pay an employee, and it can take many forms - from employers paying employees less than the minimum wage or failing to pay overtime to withholding tips, not providing employees with their final paycheck,...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2017
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
As construction activity in the southern United States continues to flourish, concern over workers’ health and safety grows. Economic hardships, few or no opportunities for career advancement, unstable work, injuries, and even death on the job are commonplace for construction workers...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
The federal enforcement of wage theft is weak, causing harm to workers. The Cincinnati City Council can start to stand against wage theft by adopting Just Pay ordinance, which allows local enforcement of wage and hour laws and protects employers from unfair comprtition....

Type Roadmap
Year 2022
Level City or Town, County
State(s) All States
Source ProGov21
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Health, Public Safety
ProGov21's updated Job Quality Roadmap provides information and resources that enable the creation of safe and equitable working conditions for all workers. Presently, American jobs offer low pay, unpredictable hours, and little stability, while workers in these jobs suffer from dangerous...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2012
Level City or Town, State
State(s) All States
Source Partnership for Working Families
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Public Safety, Health
The U.S. economy is headed towards greater inequality as middle-class jobs are becoming increasingly scarce, while low wage jobs are growing. This report details ten proposals to strengthen the economy for the long term by creating “good” jobs and addressing the economic insecurity...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2008
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source COWS
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines methods for cities to improve job quality in their communities by using city regulatory power to establish wage floors and other employment standards, regulating domestic-employee placing agencies, using city resources to enforce existing government employment...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) All States
Source Local Progress
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This policy brief outlines policy levers local jurisdictions can use to address wage theft and support local workers. Some of the policies detailed include quality administrative systems, reliable data for tracking wages, and stronger sanctions for violating wage theft provisions....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Employment Law Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families, Finance & Procurement
An unprecedented number of cities and counties around the nation have adopted a local minimum wage that is higher than the federal wage floor. Today, more than 20 cities and counties have a higher local minimum wage; 11 were approved in 2014 alone. This wave of local minimum wage...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2018
Level State, National
State(s) All States
Source Good Jobs First
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Many of the largest companies operating in the United States have increased their profits by forcing employees to work off the clock or by depriving them of required overtime pay. An analysis of federal and state court records shows that these corporations have been embroiled in hundreds...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2010
Level City or Town, County
State(s) California
Source Institute for Research on Labor and Employment
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This report examines violations of labor laws in Los Angeles by using survey data from 1,815 workers. The report finds violations in the areas of minimum wage, overtime, off the clock work, and meal and rest breaks in a wide variety of industries by both large and small employers....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) Ohio
Source Policy Matters Ohio
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
Wage Theft causes large amount of national loss each year. Ohio spends few resources on wage investigation, and hence cities can take steps to prevent wage theft within their jurisdictions. Cities can use procurement, licensing, tax enforcement, and tax incentives....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2015
Level County
State(s) All States
Source National Employment Law Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Children & Families
As the real value of wages generally continues to decline and income inequality worsens, raising the minimum wage must be a priority. However, the success of any local minimum wage law in delivering higher wages for workers will depend on effective enforcement of that law....

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2013
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City & County of San Francisco
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This report addresses the pervasive issue of wage theft in the city, detailing its impact on workers, businesses, and the economy. The Task Force recommends increasing resources for the Office of Labor Standards Enforcement, creating a permanent Wage Theft Task Force, and implementing...

Type Policy Brief or Report
Year 2024
Level State
State(s) California
Source UCLA Labor Center
Policy Areas Economic Justice
High rates of labor violations in California disproportionately harm workers of color and workers in low-wage industries. The 2003 Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) expanded the state's labor enforcement capacity by allowing workers to sue on behalf of the Labor & Workforce Development...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2013
Level Other Boards and Agencies
State(s) New Mexico
Source Bernalillo County
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance requires that all employers pay no less than the minimum wage and specifies the required minimums for tipped workers and health or childcare workers. It also mandates a minimum wage increase from $7.50 to $8.50 per hour over the following year and includes a cost-of-living...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2019
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
Hotels in the LAX area have instituted the practice of adding a "service charge" of 15% to 20% of the bill for banquets and other large group events. Some hotels pass a portion of the service charge to the workers who actually performed the services, while other hotels retain the...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) California
Source City of Los Angeles
Policy Areas Economic Justice
This ordinance establishes a new Wage Enforcement Division to enforce violations of wage theft in Los Angeles, establish penalties, and grant authority to the City of Los Angeles Police Commission to deny, revoke or suspend a police permit issued or requested by an employer found...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2012
Level County
State(s) Florida
Source Broward County Commission
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights
This ordinance provides a variety of worker protections against wage theft. A complaint for non-payment of earned wages, if not resolved through conciliation, is heard by the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards. If a violation is established, the hearing...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2015
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source City of St. Petersburg
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement
This ordinance details the procedure for wage theft complaints in St. Petersburg, FL, including the process of filing wage theft complaints, employer responses, conciliation, and hearings before a hearing officer. Moreover, this ordinance also outlines enforcement practices and retaliation...

Type Ordinance or Resolution
Year 2010
Level City or Town
State(s) Florida
Source Mayors Innovation Project
Policy Areas Economic Justice, Civil Rights, Finance & Procurement, Children & Families
This ordinance details the procedure for wage theft complaints in Miami-Dade County, including the process of filing wage theft complaints, employer responses, subpoenas, conciliation, and hearings before a hearing officer. Moreover, this ordinance also outlines enforcement practices...

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