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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