Public News Service – May-Day Mayday: Wage Theft on the Rise

Sunday (May 1) is May Day; it is also International Labor Day. Workers and their advocates in Texas are marking the occasion with a ‘mayday’ cry – calling attention to the plight of the state’s most vulnerable wage-earners.

Brownsville attorney Kathryn Youker provides legal aid to construction, restaurant, and domestic workers, among others, who are victims of “wage theft.” She says one of the most common methods of cheating workers is to misclassify them – such as treating permanent full-time employees as contract workers.

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