Sep. 7, 2012
Wage and hour laws, along with other employment standards, are on the books to ensure workers are paid fairly and children are protected from exploitation. Two recent cases right here in Washington State demonstrate that these laws are still needed.
In Whatcom County, a berry farm and a labor contractor both agreed to pay fines for violations of federal laws on child labor and minimum wage.
In a case involving DirecTV and a Kent contractor, the U.S. Department of Labor is suing over allegations that both companies failed to pay overtime or minimum wage.
We will follow that case and report back on the outcome.