Wage Theft in the News: St. Petersburg (FL) City Council Unanimously Passes Wage Theft Ordinance

“St. Petersburg’s ordinance also includes a community enforcement element which allows local non-profit social service, religious or community organizations that often serve lower-wage earners to feed complaints to the city and to make people aware of wage laws and how to file complaints.

In a 2012 study by Florida International University in Miami, Pinellas ranked fourth among counties with the highest incidents of wage theft, behind Miami-Dade, Hillsborough and Broward. Rice said 15,000 wage theft reports were filed in Pinellas from 2012-14, amounting to about $7.5 million in lost wages.”

http://tbo.com/pinellas-county/st-pete-passes-ordinance-to-combat-wage-theft-20150416/

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