Cars need routine maintenance to sustain top performance: oil changes at regular mileage intervals, annual inspections, and more serious TLC every two or three years. Neglect that service, and even the best-made car will die long before its time. But with regular attention, even clunkers can run for hundreds of thousands of miles.
Workplaces have similar needs.
According to a September 2009 survey conducted by the Center for Urban Economic Development, the National Employment Law Project and the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, many employers are not doing the routine maintenance they should to keep their labor and employment compliance in tip-top shape.
The survey of more than 4,300 low-wage workers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York found:
- 26% of employees reported being paid less than the minimum wage.
- 76% of employees who worked overtime reported not being paid the l...(register to read more)
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