The Specific Form of Wage Theft Affecting the Local Cooks Who Make Your Meals

 In Media Mentions

In this February 2019 interview with Washington City Paper, DCWageLaw attorney Jonathan Tucker discusses what happens when restaurants fail to classify workers as nonexempt employees entitled to time-and-a-half overtime pay:

“It’s problematic because you’re not getting overtime and frequently you’re getting paid less than the D.C. minimum wage per hour,” Tucker says. Most of his clients staring down this situation are immigrants who work demanding, low-paying jobs in casual to upscale casual restaurants. “They get away with not paying the minimum wage,” says Tucker. “In my mind, that’s the real scandal.”

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