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The bill that would crack down on wage theft, Senate File 2295, has passed the Senate!

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Bill could fund more wage theft investigators in Iowa

After the second legislative funnel, there are some good bills that die and some that stay alive, keeping our legislative priorities at the forefront. One such bill is Senate File 430, which is an appropriations bill that would give funding to hire two more full-time wage claim investigators in Iowa. CCI Action Fund members are excited about SF 430 because one of our biggest legislative priorities has been cracking down on wage theft in Iowa. We pushed for anti wage theft bills House File 38 and Senate File 191, which unfortunately did not survive the funnel. But we had also pushed hard for more resources to hire more wage investigators in Iowa, and a section of SF 430 does just that. A section of SF 430 would allocate enough funds for Iowa Workforce Development to hire two more full-time wage claim investigators. This would mean a lot in matters of wage and labor law enforcement, because right now, Iowa only has one wage claim investigator. With additional staff at Iowa Workforce...

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Anti wage theft bill SF 191 passes subcommittee, must survive funnel

We need stronger legislation that protects our workers from being ripped off by unscrupulous employers. Senator William Dotzler recently introduced Senate File 191 (companion to HF 38), a bill essential to stopping wage theft in our state.

Senate File 191 is essential to stopping wage theft in Iowa, and that is why CCI Action Fund members are working through the legislative session to make sure this bill gets far at the Statehouse this year.

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Anti wage theft bill HF 38 introduced in the House

Iowa CCI Action Fund members have been busy getting the word out to  legislators on the depth of the wage theft problem in Iowa. We need stronger legislation that protects our workers from being ripped off by unscrupulous employers. Representative Bruce Hunter introduced House File 38, a bill essential to stopping wage theft in our state. Last summer, the University of Iowa’s Labor Center and the Iowa Policy Project released an alarming report about wage theft in Iowa.  At our Kick off at the Capitol last January 15, a group of CCI Action Fund members shared some of the key findings of the report with Representative Greg Forristall (R-Macedonia), chair of the House Labor Committee. Here are some of the facts: Every year… Iowa workers lose $600 million to wage theft across our state The state of Iowa loses around $68 million in unpaid revenue, unemployment taxes Industries most affected are construction, cleaning, restaurant workers Wage theft, in its many forms,...

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