WAGE THEFT

Holyoke City Council nixes wage theft ordinance

12/23/21

HOLYOKE — City councilors fell one vote shy on Tuesday of making Holyoke the latest local community to adopt an ordinance that would create stiff...

NORTHAMPTON — Employers were assessed more than $8.1 million in restitution and penalties in the past fiscal year in cases involving wage theft and...

CUMMINGTON — Management at a hilltown addiction treatment center is accused in a lawsuit of firing employees for taking time off after exposure to...

AMHERST — The Town Council is considering a package of bylaws that would give Amherst officials some oversight in making sure workers are getting...

NORTHAMPTON — State, federal and municipal leaders are calling for an investigation and new legislation targeting the underpayment of...

Growing up amid rice paddies in a village outside Fuzhou, China, former Zen restaurant sushi chef Lin Geng said he and his family were...

Chinatown job agencies form hub of underground restaurant economy

9/24/16

 The evening of May 23 was supposed to be a restful one for Wilfredo Zuniga, a busboy at Zen restaurant in Northampton who came from...

Restaurant owners touted the housing they provide workers as an “employee benefit,” but a Gazette investigation found such housing isn...

Amy Pan thinks about selling the Golden China Pan restaurant she owns in Easthampton, saying their two employees make more than she does. And they...

In many Chinese restaurants, workers are expected to work well beyond the standard 40-hour week. Can those employees then expect time-and-a-half...

Most Americans would never accept a new job without knowing where it was and what the hours would be. Nor would they take an apartment without...

Some of the restaurant owners who acknowledged paying workers less than the legal minimum in initial interviews with the Gazette offered different...

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