New Report on Low-wage Worker Abuses

The National Employment Law Project released a report today on the state of low-wage workers in New York City(pdf). The New York Times City Room blog has a nice summary of the report, which found that over half of low-wage workers in the city were regularly being paid less than they were due. Many of these violations resulted from not being paid the minimum wage, or not being paid overtime. However, the report also includes stories of tipped employees not being paid at all, and one employer who went so far as to withhold money from earned tips to cover unemployment and social security taxes. If you want to learn more about low-wage workers and the conditions they often face, NELP released a report last year titled “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers” (pdf) that looks at conditions across the country.

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