National Employment Law Project

Industries Across the U.S. Are Stealing Wages From Their Lowest Paid Workers

March 19, 2014

Fast food worker Tenesha Green describes how she personally experienced wage theft on the job, while law expert Rebecca Smith explains the significance of the lawsuits against McDonald’s after New York forces McD’s owner to pay half a million dollars to employees for back pay

More than Half of Fast Food Workers Rely on Welfare

October 15, 2013

Study reveals how taxpayers spend $7 billion a year to subsidize programs that go to fast food workers The fast food industry cost taxpayers $7 billion a year in public assistance to low-wage workers, according to a University of California-Berkeley study. “When you look at front-line fast food workers—the cashiers, the cooks, all the restaurant workers…