Empty Pockets

 

Businesses will be like

That’s because, earlier this month,  Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH), and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), introduced the Wage Theft Prevention and Wage Recovery Act. According to this HELP press release, this new bill would put a lot of additional sharp fangs into the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Imagine arriving at work in the morning to the red light indicator on your desk phone. So, you pick up the handset, punch in a few numbers, and are greeted with a voicemail from your President. She’d like you to ask the employment lawyer whether it’s “legal” to pose an ultimatum to two company managers: Stop cohabitating with each other’s spouse, or find another job.  

Could something like that really happen? Of course, it could. Because, employment law.

Or maybe…

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