NY Wage Theft Victims Win Justice, But Money Remains Elusive

Read full article here. February 20, 2015

Incidents of wage theft are startlingly commonplace, from shady fast food practices all the way up to fine dining. Sadly, receiving justice and restitution from these incidents isn't nearly so frequent, as updated legislation coming out next week seeks to highlight.

The SWEAT bill (Securing Wages Earned Against Theft), first introduced in summer 2013, was meant to prevent employers from concealing assets to avoid repaying employees who were awarded restitution for wage theft. The bill never left committee, but the new version will hopefully prevent sneaky employers from gaming the system.