• CAREGIVERS NEW RIGHTS

    The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was created in 1938 to protect non-exempt workers from employers. This law guarantees minimum wage and overtime pay. Implementing this law ensured that workers would be paid a fair wage for their labor.  However, careworkers – those who dedicate themselves to the profession of taking care of others – […]

  • Fighting Wage Theft is a Priority for the City of San Jose

    Fighting Wage Theft is a Priority for the City of San Jose

    Recognizing the fundamental social problem of ignoring wage theft violators, San Jose City Council voted on June 23, 2015 to make fighting wage theft one of its priorities for the year.  Though all priorities are intended to be treated on the same level, it is incredibly telling that wage theft got the most votes of […]

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    The Reality of Wage Theft

    What does justice mean if low wage workers can go to Court or the Labor Commission and win, but cannot collect?  That is no justice at all. NBC recently did a story on wage theft, and based on their research, workers lost over a QUARTER BILLION  DOLLARS in wages since 2010.  Those are all amounts […]