Monday, June 3, 2019

Colorado Makes Significant Wage Theft a Felony

CapitolSpecial thanks to Richard Fincher (arbitrator & adjunct - Cornell ILR) for sending word (via the Employee Rights Advocacy Institute and Construction Dive) that Colorado has enacted a bill making wage theft a criminal offense. Under the Human Right to Work With Dignity Act, unscrupulous employers who intentionally withhold more than $2,000 in wages could be found guilty of felony theft. 

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https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/2019/06/colorado-makes-significant-wage-theft-a-felony.html

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Comments

A welcome decision indeed! Employers, who purposefully withhold wages or underpay their employees and workers, are actually engaging in tax fraud, not to mention the significant damage they cause to livelihoods and families of workers. It is overall a detriment to the country’s economy as well.

Posted by: Fredrick Carter | Jun 5, 2019 12:49:15 AM

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