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NLRB and FTC Forge Partnership to Protect Workers

With the execution of an innovative Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the National Labor Relations Board and the Federal Trade Commission have joined forces in a partnership intended to leverage the capabilities of both organizations to make labor markets more competitive and curtail unfair and deceptive practices that harm workers. The MOU outlines ways in which…

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CFPB Launches Inquiry into Employer-Driven Debt

On June 9, the CFPB launched an inquiry into practices and financial products that may result in employees being in debt to their employers. The agency is seeking data and worker experiences with these practices and products, with a particular emphasis on whether consumers have meaningful choice in accepting employee-driven debt products. The agency also…

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Washington AG Recovers Millions in Fraudulent Unemployment Benefits

Washington AG Bob Ferguson announced that his office has recovered a total of $18.8 million in funds stolen as a part of a massive fraud perpetuated against the state’s Employment Security Department. According to the AG’s Office, sophisticated fraud rings used identity data harvested from data breaches to steal billions of dollars in unemployment benefits…

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Coalition of AGs Files Briefs in Support of Federal Contractor Minimum Wage

A coalition of 19 AGs filed amicus curiae briefs in cases in Arizona, Texas, and Colorado supporting U.S. Labor Secretary Martin J. Walsh, President Joseph R. Biden, Jessica Looman, Acting Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, and the U.S. Department of Labor and its Wage and Hour Division, in lawsuits challenging the Biden Administration’s…

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AG James Takes a Bite Out of Pizzeria Chain Over Alleged Wage Issues

New York AG Letitia James reached a settlement with corporate entities for three New York City-based Gotham Pizza restaurants and their owner Michael Shamailov to resolve allegations that Gotham Pizza failed to pay its employees the required minimum and overtime wages in violation of the Minimum Wage Order and New York labor laws.

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