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Pinellas and Hillsborough to join South Florida counties in combating wage theft

Pinellas and Hillsborough to join South Florida counties in combating wage theft

Posted | by Ian Pajer-Rogers |

Hillsborough and Pinellas counties will soon be joining several South Florida counties in passing local ordinances aimed at protecting workers from wage theft. Wage theft is when employees are withheld  rightly owed wages or benefits, sometimes through forcing workers to work off the clock, denying paychecks, or garnishing employee tips.  It especially affects service workers within the restaurant and hotel industry.

Here to talk about the new ordinances within the counties are: Tom DiFiore, Housing and Consumer Attorney for Bay Area Legal Services;  Jeanette Smith, Executive Director of the South Florida Interfaith Worker Justice; Cheryl Shroeder Executive Director of West Central Florida Central Labor Council; and  Aaron Carmella, Field Director of West Central Florida Federation of Labor. 

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