Wage theft is the nonpayment or underpayment of wages earned by an employee and is epidemic throughout the United States, but particularly in Florida due to the large number of low-wage, service sector jobs. Retail is one of the top industries for wage theft in the state, and, as a Florida resident, I watched my husband and many of my friends struggle to get paid for the work they do.
In response, communities in Florida have stood up for employees and passed local ordinances that make it easier for individuals to hold employers accountable when they refuse to pay their workers.
But all that could change if retailers like Macy’s who are part of the Florida Retail Federation successfully lobby state legislators to pass laws that would ban local communities from passing local ordinances to protect workers.
Macy’s should listen to its customers and support an end to wage theft.
Tell Macy’s to stand up for its workers and customers by publicly stating the company opposes laws like FL SB 862 and HB 609.
- Florida Retail Federation
- FRF exec committee (publix)
- Macy's public relations
- Macy's VP Public Relations Southeast
- FRF Exec Committee (Office Depot)
I just signed the following petition addressed to Macy's
Stop Wage Theft -- Publicly withdraw support for Wage Theft Preemption bills
Wage theft is the nonpayment or underpayment of wages earned by an employee and is epidemic throughout the United States, but particularly in Florida due to the large number of low-wage, service sector jobs. According to available data, retail is one of the top three industries for wage theft in Florida. Work with us to end this problem rather than try to stop local governments such as Miami-Dade County from addressing the issue.
Ethical business owners have nothing to fear from anti-wage theft legislation. Stop protecting the bad actors and say no to bills like SB 862 / HB 609 by publicly telling your customers that you don’t support these types of bills.
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