Back in 2009, after hearing stories from hundreds of our members about not being paid for work performed (or being paid less than what was agreed upon), PEACE leaders voted to begin work in the area of Wage Theft.
What ensued was a three year campaign, at the end of which we won -
- A yearly allocation of over $100,000 to Legal Aid Society, to administer a Wage Dispute Program.
- A Wage Theft Docket within the court system, so that cases of wage theft which proceed to the courtroom (which is a minority of cases) can be heard swiftly.
This Program, to date, has recovered $1.2 million for 1,100 victims of wage theft.
If you have been a victim of wage theft, call Legal Aid's Wage Theft hotline - 561-655-8944; ext. 358.