What Happens to Wage Theft Laws When State Agencies Shutter Their Doors?

There’s a great article in Salon today which argues that budget cuts in many states have left victims of wage theft without any real options.

Many states have been slashing the budgets of minimum wage enforcement agencies (or doing away with them altogether). Many state wage laws also lack any attorneys fees provisions, which means that many low wage workers can’t get public or┬áprivate representation. In such states, employers can essentially underpay workers with impunity. And again, the poorest get screwed the most.

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