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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Will Form 8815 Wages

Instructions and Help about Will Form 8815 Wages

This year, there has been a focus on the low wages of restaurant workers, but what many Americans may not know is that these workers are often being cheated out of their earnings. Wage theft, as it is called, is a prevalent issue in the restaurant industry and results in billions of dollars being taken from the lowest earners. This injustice needs to be addressed, and I am willing to do my part to bring about change. In the United States, we are now considered a low-wage economy, with tens of millions of people working low-paid jobs. This is especially true in Florida, where one in ten jobs is in the restaurant industry. It is important to investigate what can be done when workers are not receiving the wages they earned. David's cafe, a popular Cuban restaurant in Miami Beach, serves as an example of wage theft. In 2012, their twin restaurant, David's cafe 2, closed down, and over 20 employees claimed that they were owed a total of $74,000 in unpaid wages. These employees reported that their paychecks had started bouncing about a year before the restaurant closed. Despite reporting the issue to the federal Department of Labor, the workers received a letter acknowledging their owed money, but no further action was taken by the department. Instead, they were provided with a phone number to find a private attorney. This lack of support for workers is disheartening and needs to change. In Florida, there is a monthly wage theft hearing in Dade County to help workers settle pay disputes with their employers. It is the only chance many low-paid workers have of addressing their complaints. The hearings take place once a month in a specific building, and workers from David's cafe utilized this opportunity to present their case. Unfortunately, the owner of...