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'Kitchen Ethical': an insider's look at the plight of restaurant workers

You are invitedFar too many workers in the restaurant industry suffer from wage theft abuses, lack of paid sick days, and the paltry tipped minimum wage, which hasn’t changed in more than two decades. What happens behind the scenes at dining institutions across the nation, where employees work in conditions that would horrify many restaurant patrons? Join us at 'Kitchen Ethical' on January 16.

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Seasonal workers: avoid wage theft this holiday season

Shopping mall during holidays‘Tis the season of temporary holiday work. As unemployment continues to hover around eight percent, many Americans will be on the lookout for seasonal work this year. But before starting any new job, workers need to familiarize themselves with the potential pitfalls of seasonal or temporary employment to avoid becoming a victim of wage theft.

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Seasonal workers: beware summertime wage theft

Female in lifeguard shirt with pool and kids in backgroundSummer is fast approaching, and so is the time for seasonal employment. With the temporary and quick nature of seasonal work, the risk for wage theft violations against summer workers is high. Whether you're a student looking for work between semesters or someone who needs to earn extra money to make ends meet, workers often jump at summer employment opportunities and, as a result, don’t ask a lot of questions of their new employers.

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