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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Study: Employers cheat workers

Posted By on Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 6:44 AM

On overtime. On minimum wage. On filing for workers comp.

NY Times report on study in three major cities on treatment of low-wage workers.

“The conventional wisdom has been that to the extent there were violations, it was confined to a few rogue employers or to especially disadvantaged workers, like undocumented immigrants,” said Nik Theodore, an author of the study and a professor of urban planning and policy at the University of Illinois, Chicago. “What our study shows is that this is a widespread phenomenon across the low-wage labor market in the United States.”

According to the study, 39 percent of those surveyed were illegal immigrants, 31 percent legal immigrants and 30 percent native-born Americans.


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