EJC in the News: Proposed Legislation Targets Wage Theft

At the DC Employment Justice Center’s Shaw worker’s rights clinic, Laura Brown observed that 25 percent of the clients were there for unpaid wages. It is a common occurrence for labor contractors to not pay ages to workers whom are picked up at gathering spots. These cases often go unsolved from incorrect contact information. Washington, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, New York, Delaware and Maryland have already enacted legislation against wage theft or employee misclassification. Building on this momentum at the state and local level, Rep. George Miller has introduced a new bill in Congress, the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

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