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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.
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 order shall: require the employer to pay wage restitution in an amount equal to twice the amount of back wages that the employer is found to have unlawfully failed to pay the employee; require the employer to reimburse the employee for any reasonable costs and attorney's fees incurred by the employee in connection with the administrative hearing; and require the employer to pay to the Board of County Commissioners an assessment of costs in an amount not to exceed actual administrative processing costs and the cost of the hearing. The ordinance also requires repayment to the county of administrative costs and each respondent employer all reasonable costs and attorney's fees incurred by the employer in connection with the complaint.
This ordinance modifies existing business licensing requirements to require denial of a business license to any applicant having been found to have committed wage theft if that finding has not been remedied or cured. Previously, New Brunswick law required all business license applications to be submitted to the police department for investigation of the applicant's business responsibility, moral character and ability to properly conduct the licensed activity as necessary for the protection of the public, and to deny license applications if the police determined that the applicant's character, ability or business responsibility were unsatisfactory or the products, services or activity not free from fraud. This ordinance adds wage theft as an additional reason for business license denial.
The odinance establishes the LA Wage Enforcement Division and increasesthe penalities for wage theft and other wage violations.
An ordinance adding Article 4 to Chapter XViii of the Los Angeles Municipal Code to require LA-area hotels to pass along service charges to those hotel service workers who render the services for which the charges are collected.
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 by strengthening the labor market's floor through policies that raise the minimum wage, expand the prevailing wage, and combat wage theft. The report also provides evidence as to how raising the minimum wage benefits both businesses and the community.
This act prohibits wage theft; sets procedures for filing wage theft complaints and complaint adjudication; establishes a conciliation policy; authorizes and establishes procedures for private right of action; authorizes restitution and fines; authorizes a hearing examiner to specify two or more individuals as jointly and severally liable for amounts payable to complainants and the County; and requires the submission of a fiscal report on the cost of implementation.
This report examines the problem of wage theft in Florida. It defines wage theft, identifies industries and occupations in Florida with wage violations, and estimates back wages owed by employers. The report also provides six recommendations to reduce or eliminate wage and hour violations in Florida.
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, or requiring employees to work off the clock. These forms of theft hurt working families and add unnecessary burdens to already overtaxed social safety nets, reduce tax revenues, and have a harmful impact on local economies.
This revision to the city's Living Wage Ordinance strengthen and extanded the ordiances. It extended the law to the city's airports and anyone excieving financial subsindes from the city.