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Fair Labor Standards Act: Wage Theft in the Retail Sales Industry

The Fraud List: Fair Labor Edition

This is the ninth installment in The Fraud List: Fair Labor Series Obviously, it would be illegal for an employer to reach into an employee’s pocket and take $20. Yet, it seems some businesses think it’s fine to alter their worker’s earnings so that they keep more money for themselves. In both cases, it’s stealing, and in both cases, it’s illegal. Wage theft can take many forms and even be difficult for an employee to notice. According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), an employee is guaranteed a minimum wage, which may vary depending on location and employer, and ... Read More

Fair Labor Standards Act: Protecting the American Dream

The Fraud List: Fair Labor Edition

This is the first installment of The Fraud List: Fair Labor Series There’s no doubt that the United States would not be the country it is today without the laws created by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Sadly, many foreign countries still allow businesses to employ child labor, pay unfair wages for extended amounts of work and even refuse medical bills from injuries sustained while on the job. In the United States, in 1938, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into action the beginnings of the FLSA, and thus, changed the course of the American workforce forever. The FLSA has put into place ... Read More