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Monday, June 11, 2018

For Big Corporations Like Walmart, Wage Theft Penalties Are Just the Price of Doing Business [feedly]

For Big Corporations Like Walmart, Wage Theft Penalties Are Just the Price of Doing Business
http://inthesetimes.com/working/entry/21204/walmart-corporations-wage-theft-labor-settlements-firms/

A scathing new report finds that hundreds of major corporations in the United States are repeat wage-theft offenders—committing the violations and then paying the subsequent fines as part of the cost of doing business. Jointly published on June 5 by Good Jobs First and Jobs with Justice Education Fund, the report finds that, since 2000, 450 firms have each paid at least $1 million each in settlements or judgments related to wage theft. And 600 companies paid a penalty in multiple cases of wage theft, indicating that punitive measures are not deterring these companies' violations. In some cases, the number of settlements and fines was stunning, with Hertz seeing 167 cases since 2000 and Walmart seeing 98 cases and shelling out $1.4 billion.

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