NEWS

Union: Drywallers working in Douglas County Courthouse were misclassified, denied appropriate compensation

NOVEMBER 2016 via Omaha World Herald: About 75 laborers and community advocates demonstrated outside the Douglas County Courthouse on Tuesday to demand enforcement of the Nebraska Employment Classification Act. Their...

Carpenters protest at courthouse – Omaha

NOVEMBER 2016 - via KMTV News Local carpenters are taking a stand against what they are calling payroll fraud. [On November 1, 2016] they marched outside of the Douglas County...

Southwest Journal publishes “Shortchanged: An in-depth look at wage theft”

Southwest Journal, a community newspaper based in Southwest Minneapolis, recently published a special report series detailing the effects of wage theft on workers in Minnesota. Centro de Trabajadores Unidos en Lucha...

Carpenters Union uncovers payroll fraud of nearly $70,000

FEBRUARY 2016 — A joint enforcement effort between North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters and Fair Contracting Foundation of Minnesota (FCF) led to payroll fraud complaints against Hunt’s Carpet...

WorkDayMinnesota.org: “Residential construction industry built on ‘payroll fraud’ model”

FEBRUARY 2016 - “Many workers are not an employee of anyone and are paid either cash or by some type of direct check. In multi-family construction, it’s possibly over 50...