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Wage Theft

Wage theft is a practice in which employers cheat workers out of wages and benefits owed.  This occurs when employers fail to pay workers for all of the hours they work, fail to pay “time and a half” for hours worked over 40 in a single week, or misclassify employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying payroll taxes on behalf of those employees.

Glendale, California, located in Los Angeles County and home of baseball’s Doger Stadium, is also the home of Calcrete Construction, Inc. – a company that has been charged with a...
August 28, 2017
As the debate about illegal immigration rages at the national level thanks to the vitriolic rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, it's high time for all of us...
September 27, 2016
The City of Philadelphia is taking a hard line on wage theft with some stiff penalties for employers caught stiffing their workers. It is such a tough law that some have...
July 26, 2016
The El Paso City Council is moving forward with plans to further crack down on companies that deny pay to their workers. Only one council member voted “no” to add tougher language...
March 22, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) and the Vermont Department of Labor signed an agreement this summer to protect employees and law-abiding businesses by reducing the...
October 08, 2015
The first reported conviction of a contractor guilty of wage theft was handed down by a jury in El Paso this past week. The case against the employer was pursued under a law...
September 16, 2015
Two men in Georgia have been arrested on federal charges that they intentionally misrepresented the employment classification of construction workers on a project for the Centers...
August 13, 2015
Construction firms and labor advocates alike have now told state lawmakers they are in favor of a proposal under consideration at the Texas Capitol to create a searchable database...
March 24, 2015
Hundreds marched through downtown Austin in Febuary to honor the men and women who have died in the Texas construction industry. The event was organized by Workers Defense Project...
March 16, 2015