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Source: The Takeaway
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Report Shows Surge in Wage and Workplace Violations

With Labor Day right around the corner, we speak  with Annette Bernhardt, one of the authors of a report showing a surge in wage and
workplace violations: Confronting the Gloves-Off Economy: America’s Broken Labor
Standards and How to Fix Them. The report compiled interviews with more than
4000 low-wage workers in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago. What they
described was an astounding number of violations — from unpaid overtime to
employers not paying minimum wage — and an overall lack of enforcement.

Bernhardt is the policy co-director for the advocacy group National Employment Law Project.
We also hear from Amy Carroll, an attorney at a community
center in Brooklyn, New York: Make the Road New York
.  The group represents thousands of
workers who have seen workplace violations firsthand.

Click here to listen to the audio on The Takeaway website.