An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement (SD 1464, HD 3789). Lead Sponsors: Senator Sal DiDomenico & Representative Dan Donahue
Wage theft has become business-as-usual. In our modern economy, where employers increasingly
subcontract or outsource core parts of their business to other companies, the epidemic of wage theft has
overwhelmed the capacity of our existing labor laws and enforcement mechanisms.
Nearly $700 million in wages are stolen from about 350,000 low-wage workers each year in Massachusetts. An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement addresses this growing crisis.
WHAT DOES THE BILL DO?
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