‘The Wild, Wild West for Low Wage Workers with Wage and Hour Claims’

Llezlie L Green, Wage Theft in Lawless Courts, 107 California Law Review 1303 (2019). People with low salaries recover less frequently for their claims against their employers than those with larger salaries. The problems include that lawyers lack the incentive to take these cases. They have less to gain monetarily, and the costs can even exceed the recovery. Professor Green tells us that low income individuals with wage and hour claims in small claims courts face these difficulties and more – indeed ‘wage theft’ and it is theft condoned by the courts. Professor Green opens her insightful article with a story about a case that her clinic tried … (more)

[Suja A Thomas, JOTWELL, 9 April]

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