Another City Resident Recovers Unpaid Wages Under New Brunswick Wage Theft Ordinance

“This first of its kind in New Jersey, the local law allows the city to deny the renewal of operating licenses, issued annually on December 1st, if any wage theft claims against the business are not resolved. Because a business cannot remain open without an operating license, the ordinance incentivizes not only adherence to federal and state standards for minimum wage and for overtime, but also settlement of any wage disputes in a timely fashion.” Read more about the case of Irene Lopez seeking unpaid wages of $5,000 from La Hacienda Grocery Store here.

Demonstrators gather outside La Hacienda in support of Irene Lopez

Demonstrators gather outside La Hacienda in support of Irene Lopez

Several U.S. cities, like Seattle, San Francisco and Miami, have passed their own Wage Theft Ordinances.

 

 

 

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