Wage Theft

Many companies of all sizes are guilty of not paying their workers fairly for their labor, even in Lynn. This includes paying below minimum wage, not paying holiday or overtime wages, refusing earned sick time, and flat out not paying people for the hours they worked. About $700 million in wages were stolen from MA workers in 2016. 

The North Shore Labor Council and the Lynn Worker's Center are leading the way in Lynn to help pass a wage theft ordinance. The ordinance would protect workers from wage theft as well as protect honest businesses from being undercut by dishonest businesses. It will also help get more tax dollars into the city which can be used for public projects. 


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