Residents Share Thoughts on New Wage Theft Law
Published September 3rd, 2013
GAINESVILLE -- The Labor Day weekend has officially come to an end, and in light of the national holiday, some local employees and business-owners are turning their attention towards a newly-approved countywide ordinance designed to have an impact on Alachua County's labor force.
The Wage Theft Recovery Ordinance was approved by the county commission back in April. It is designed to help workers collect pay they claim was improperly withheld from them by their employers, by allowing them to file their wage theft claims locally, rather than having to go through Tallahassee.
While a few business-owners claim it only adds another burden on the backs of small businesses, proponents of the law say it helps better ensure the rights of everyday workers.
The new ordinance is set to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2014.
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