As we all know, sometimes the best place to hide something is out in the open. And that applies to nail salons in New York City where mani-pedi’s were ridiculously cheap, but no one asked why…except Sarah Maslin Nir.

Nir found extensive wage theft hiding right under the nose of consumers, worker advocates, federal and state enforcement agencies and a state attorney general with a reputation for sniffing out and rigorously prosecuting violators.


How subcontracting makes recovering unpaid wages difficult 

Story appeared originally in Cincinnati CityBeat on July 15, 2015.

By Jim DeBrosse and Mike Brown

Juan Alvarez was one of 10 undocumented workers from Guatemala recruited by Jorge Padrilla, an undocumented Mexican, to do the framing and drywall work for an addition at the Ohio Theta House fraternity on Joselin Street in Clifton Heights last July.

"Trillions of dollars that could have been spent on innovation and job creation in the U.S. economy over the past three decades have instead been used to buy back shares for what is effectively stock-price manipulation."

~ William Lazonick, 2014 Harvard Business Review-McKinsey award winner 

Groups Rally for Tomato Workers in Kroger’s Supply Chain

Kroger shareholders gathered at Cincinnati’s Music Hall on June 25. As in years past, the Coaltion of Immokalee […]