Tag, you're it! PSN's website uses tags to categorize content. You are viewing a list of content tagged as Wage Law Enforcement. For a more organized view, please visit the Wage Law Enforcement issue page.
In a dramatic sweep of 117 employers,
a new New York State joint task force of state labor, tax and worker
compensation agencies found that 2,078 employees had been illegally
misclassified as independent contractors, with $19 million in wages not
reported to the state. An additional 646 workers were owed minimum wage and overtime pay totaling $3 million.
In honor of Labor Day, we thought we would highlight some of our past
Dispatches which outline steps states can take to protect workers'
rights and raise wage standards. With new Census data
showing that the median
income for working-age households is still $1,300 below 2001 when the last
recession hit bottom, the need for states to act to improve working conditions
is greater than ever.
The good news is that over thirty states and the federal government raised the minimum wage in recent years. The bad news is that many employers, even most employers in some industries, ignore existing wage and workplace regulations, so the real challenge now is to stop the systematic violation of these laws.