Non-Profit Pushes for Wage Theft Ordinace
(Memphis) Wendy Hall is just one nurse who told News Channel 3 how she suffered without a pay check.
“A company that does this to people is disgusting,” she said in June.
She was unable to cover the bills, or properly take care of her children because Family Home Health Agency was behind on payroll.
Kyle Kordsmeier says he’s standing up for people like her, “We hear it a lot. We get about four hundred calls a year.”
Kordsmeier is an organizer for the Workers Interfaith Network and he’s hoping Shelby County Commissioners will pass an ordinance he’s backing.
It would create a hearing process, where if employers are found guilty of wage theft, they would be forced to pay.
Kordsmeier told us, “Whatever means necessary to get their worker`s compensated.”
For example, the County could put a lean on an employer’s property or make them pay three times what the worker is owed.
Kordsmeier told us too many employers are getting away with not paying workers what they deserve.
If you would like to see the County pass a wage theft ordinance, you can click HERE to sign a petition: