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Wage theft in America

a prevention manual

by Kimberley A. Bobo

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Published by The New Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Wages -- United States,
  • Unfair labor practices -- United States,
  • Employee rights -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementKim Bobo.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD4975 .B63 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22502243M
    ISBN 109781595584458
    LC Control Number2008038240
    OCLC/WorldCa244695404

      Book Review “Wage Theft In America, Why millions of working Americans are not getting paid and what we can do about it” By Kim Bobo The New Press, , pp, $ The book is being released this month, in conjunction with the National Wage Theft Days of Action scheduled for Nov. Bobo, Executive Director of Interfaith Worker Justice, says few people in media or government were paying attention to "wage theft" in , the year her book was first published.

    Wage theft has become a trend in recent years. In the Department of Labor recovered $ million dollars in back pay for , workers in United States. That amount exceeds the total lost to criminals in street and highway, bank, gas station and convenience store robberies.   Wage theft is usually treated as a civil matter or dealt with by fines, and employers very rarely go to jail for it — a Papa John's franchise owner made .

      Wage Theft in America (Paperback) Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid-And What We Can Do about It. By Kim Bobo. New Press, , pp. Publication Date: November 1, Other Editions of This Title: Paperback . : Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid And What We Can Do About It () by Bobo, Kim and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(31).


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Wage theft in America by Kimberley A. Bobo Download PDF EPUB FB2

“This book will give you an entirely new perspective on work in America.” ―Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed In what has been described as “the crime wave no one talks about,” billions of dollars’ worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every year―a grand theft that exceeds every other larceny category.4/5(11).

The author is a person of faith who is outraged over the widespread theft of workers wages by employers who disregard wage and hour laws by failing to pay overtime, forcing workers to work off the clock, or just refusing to pay them at all.

there are better written books on this same subject but the strength of this book is a clarion call for better enforcement of our labor laws and for people /5. While the first edition of Wage Theft in America documented the scope of the problem, this new edition adds the latest research on wage theft and tells what community, religious, and labor activists are now doing to address the crisis—from passing state and local wage-theft bills to establishing mayoral task forces and tapping agencies that.

Wage Theft In America: Why Millions of Americans Are Not Getting Paid—And What We Can Do About It - Kindle edition by Bobo, Kim. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Wage Theft In America: Why Millions of Americans Are Not Getting Paid—And What We Can Do About It.4/5(11).

Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits rightfully owed to an can be conducted by employers in various ways, among them failing to pay overtime; violating minimum-wage laws; the misclassification of employees as Wage theft in America book contractors, illegal deductions in pay; forcing employees to work "off the clock", not paying annual leave or holiday entitlements, or simply not.

As author Kim Bobo explains in her book Wage Theft in America, the people affected by wage theft are spread across a wide variety of industries, working in. This week Interfaith Worker Justice founder and director Kim Bobo launches her new book, “Wage Theft in America,” which examines the crime wave no one talks about — how billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every year.

“This book will give you an entirely new perspective on work in America.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed In what has been described as “the crime wave no one talks about,” billions of dollars’ worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every year—a grand theft that exceeds every other larceny : New Press, The.

Most commonly wage theft is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which provides for a federal minimum wage and allows states to set their own (higher) minimum wage, and requires employers to pay time and a half for all hours worked above 40 hours per week.

wage theft of America's vulnerable workers: hearing before the Committee on Education and Labor, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, Ma Author: United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor () Publisher: N.A; ISBN: N.A; Category. WAGE THEFT: and what you can do about it Author Kim Bobo reveals the ways employers keep workers from receiving a fair wage.

Whether failing to pay minimum wage or overtime -. A Book Review of Kim Bobo’s “Wage Theft in America” Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is an Israelite or is a foreigner residing in one of.

Wage Theft in America (Paperback) Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid--And What We Can Do about It. By Kim Bobo. New Press,pp. Publication Date: Septem Other Editions of This Title: Paperback (11/1/) Paperback, Large Print, Large Print (4/1/).

In my book Wage Theft in America, I have a new chapter on ethical businesses. Some are so exciting because they’re often business owners who operate in sectors where a.

The best resource on wage theft is Kim Bobo’s outstanding book Wage Theft in America: Why Millions of Working Americans Are Not Getting Paid—and What We Can Do About It (The New Press).

Originally published in and updated init includes a wealth of information about the problem as well as tons of practical tips on what both individuals and religious congregations can do about it.

The report places Bank of America, FedEx, Walmart and others on a list of the companies that have been accused of wage theft, according to data on legal settlements and fines kept by the U.S. Billions of dollars in wages are being illegally stolen from millions of workers each and every year, writes Kim Bobo, in this excerpt from her new book Wage Theft in America (The New Press).

“This book will give you an entirely new perspective on work in America.” —Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed. In what has been described as “the crime wave no one talks about,” billions of dollars’ worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every year—a grand theft that exceeds every other larceny : The New Press.

In May, Colorado passed a law that made wage theft a felony when the amount is greater than $2, On Aug. 1, Minnesota took the toughest stance in the country on wage theft when it also criminalized the offense and set down a fine schedule of up.

Low-wage workers and other vulnerable employees are most likely to experience wage theft, says Cecile Bereal, president and founder of RMA Management Alliance Inc., an HR consulting company in La. Wage Theft in America Kim Bobo The New Press 38 Greene Street, New York, NY$, A major portion of one's life is spent working, but there are those who would deny compensation for that labor.Wage theft is a nationwide epidemic that costs American workers as much as $50 billion a year, a new Economic Policy Institute report finds.

In An Epidemic of Wage Theft Is Costing Workers Hundreds of Millions of Dollars a Year, EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey and EPI intern Brady Meixell examine incidences of wage theft—employers’ failure to pay workers money they are legally entitled.Wage theft—employers’ failure to pay workers money they are legally entitled to—affects far more people than more well-known and feared forms of theft such as bank robberies, convenience store robberies, street and highway robberies, and gas station robberies.

Employers steal billions of dollars from their employees each year by working them off the clock, by failing.