wage theft http://kplu.org en Seattle Council Member Licata Calls For New Department To Enforce Labor Laws http://kplu.org/post/seattle-council-member-licata-calls-new-department-enforce-labor-laws <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This may be the year that Seattle adopts one of the highest minimum wages in the country. But labor advocates and Seattle City Council member Nick </span>Licata<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> say without tough enforcement, a new wage law will be toothless.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 23:45:51 +0000 Ashley Gross 16085 at http://kplu.org Seattle Council Member Licata Calls For New Department To Enforce Labor Laws U.S. Labor Dept. backs drywall workers claims for back wages http://kplu.org/post/us-labor-dept-backs-drywall-workers-claims-back-wages <p>Hanging drywall is a dirty, hard job. And 250 workers at Summit Drywall, Inc., based in Issaquah, say it was even worse for them because they didn’t get paid the wages they were due.</p><p>The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Summit Drywall on behalf of the workers, claiming the company failed to pay minimum wage and time and a half for overtime. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 9059 at http://kplu.org U.S. Labor Dept. backs drywall workers claims for back wages