Category Archives: underpaid workers

Governor Cuomo Demands Fair Working Conditions

On Monday, August 10th Governor Cuomo announced salon owners will be required to obtain a wage bond within the next 60 days. Those who do not will face penalties and fines, even possible closure. The New Wage Bond Requires: A trainee program Free registration for unlicensed workers Wage bond minimums depending on the number of […]

Does Investing In Your Workers Create Productivity?

While President Obama’s call to raise minimum wage still goes unanswered by Congress, companies such as Sam Adams believes in paying their employees well above minimum wage to increase productivity. The Boston Beer Company has won more awards in international beer-tasting competitions than any other. The company has over 1,200 employees and all receive paid […]

Minimum Wage Increase for Thousands of Workers

Fast food workers have been campaigning throughout the nation for wage increases. Legislation is being considered in several cities and states while Congressional action on the federal minimum wage remains stuck in debate. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order on Tuesday expanding the reach of the Fair Wages for New Yorkers […]

Bill de Blasio’s Housing Plan: Good or Bad for Workers?

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to build or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade is underway, but the question is whether or not the motion will result in good construction jobs that will lead to long-term employment or just more low-wage jobs with lots of turnover and high risk of injury […]