New Wage Theft Rules Approved to Help Workers

Protesters holding 'end wage theft' sign.

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From NBC Miami:

By Myriam Masihy

Employers in Miami-Dade who don’t pay their employees for the hours they’ve worked will now face stiffer penalties.

County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to amend the county's wage theft ordinance. The amendment increases the penalties to employers who refuse to pay even after being ordered to. Those employers would also have to pay the employees' attorney fees if the worker has to go to court to collect.

Commissioner Jose "Pepe" Diaz sponsored the amendment in response to the NBC 6 Investigators' stories about employees who still couldn't collect money.

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