Wage theft

With Community Legal Services, in collaboration with Raise the Wage PA, students investigated the wage theft enforcement system and examined other more effective state models. They issued a report, Shortchanged, on the epidemic of wage theft in Pennsylvania.

Students also worked with a coalition on a proposal for a new ordinance that creates a wage theft office in Philadelphia where workers can file complaints.  After the ordinance was enacted, students developed proposed guidelines on how it should be implemented. And on an ongoing basis, students handle individual wage-theft cases in state and federal court (here’s an example).