NYC to Require Employers to Disclose Salary Ranges


Last month, the New York City Council passed Int. No. 1208-2018-B.  Former Mayor Bill de Blasio and current Mayor Eric Adams both took no action within the allotted 30 day period which means the bill became law on January 15, 2022.  Employers must comply with the new law by May 15, 2022 (120 days after its effective date).

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A survey of 400 Los Angeles fast-food workers found nearly a quarter said they caught COVID-19 and nearly 2 in 3 said they fell victim to wage theft during the pandemic


When indoor dining closed, drive-thru traffic boomed, with Taco Bell alone servicing 30 million more cars in the fall of 2020 compared with the year before. But fast-food industry workers, most making no more than minimum wage, suffered the consequences of working in tight quarters through what is now at least four stressful waves of COVID-19.

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The hidden scourge of ‘wage theft’: When higher profits come out of workers’ pockets


After a thunderstorm tore across Iowa in August 2020, causing $4 billion in damage, six construction workers drove from Texas to Cedar Rapids to help rebuild. Promised daily pay of around $200 cash, plus travel and housing costs, the men arrived in Iowa in October and began work on a senior living center, painting walls and installing plasterboard and moldings, three people familiar with the arrangements said.

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