wage theft

Colorado Wage Theft

Good news for workers and the employers who pay them what they’ve earned! On April 13, 2017, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed the Wage Theft Transparency Act into law. The Wage Theft Transparency Act makes information relating to wage violations accessible to public records requests in order to protect workers from wage theft and law-abiding Read more

The District of Columbia routinely enacts emergency, temporary and clarification laws to tie up loose ends in existing laws. The most recent example is the Wage Theft Prevention Clarification and Overtime Fairness Amendment Act of 2016 (WTPCOFAA) which went into effect this month. The legislation details wage theft administrative and judicial procedures, increases penalties for Read more

Turning in employers that violate labor laws just got easier for workers in California. Last week, the California Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Labor Commissioner’s Office introduced a new online tool, Report a Labor Law Violation, to report the types of employer violations that harm groups of workers and ultimately adversely impact the community. Read more

Seattle 4-In-One “Workplace Poster” Late last year, the City of Seattle, Washington conducted an overhaul of its labor laws, enhancing employee protections and standardizing employer compliance requirements with the passage of Ordinance 124960. The changes affect the way employers must administer their workplace policies and procedures and provide greater protection to applicants and employees that Read more

Washington Unemployment Benefits Washington State requires employers responsible for unemployment insurance coverage of their employees to post the mandatory Unemployment Benefits poster. The notice has several important changes that affect applicant eligibility and application procedures. This includes: Applicants must be able to provide employer history for the last 18 months Applicants that were in the Read more

To help prevent wages from being stolen and help retrieve some of this money, Jersey City has passed a Wage Theft Prevention Ordinance. Under the ordinance, the City will have the power to deny or suspend an employer’s Jersey City issued business license if the employer is found guilty of wage theft and refuses to Read more

With Alaska’s rising diverse population, the Alaska Department of Labor (DOL) and Workforce Development has released labor law information in additional languages. The Wage and Hour Employees’ Frequently Asked Questions pamphlet is now available in four additional languages. In addition to the English, Filipino, and Samoan versions, the pamphlet is now available in Yup’ik, Taglog, Read more

The District of Columbia has stepped up enforcement efforts against wage theft. The District’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (WTPAA) went into effect on February 26, 2015, imposing new recordkeeping obligations on employers, establishing additional wage enforcement procedures, and increasing penalties and damages when an employer violates one of several wage payment laws. Read more

Last year, the District of Columbia passed the Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014 (DC B 671) making significant changes to D.C.’s wage and hour laws. In particular, the act increases employer liability for wage-and-hour violations and changes the administrative procedures for adjudicating wage disputes. The act also increases employers’ notice obligations to employees. Read more