Rosa Delauro, Laura, Congress discussed on Reveal

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Were doing lots of outreach to educate operators. But if that's the case, then why are there so many workers still waiting for their back wages? The house will be in order. I met with democratic congresswoman Rosa delauro of Connecticut. She's the new chair of the house subcommittee that oversees Labor's budget. She's a passionate speaker and in a sea of blue and gray suits. She stands out, she's wearing colors like the plumage of tropical bird, bright, orange, scarf, lime green shirt, and purple hair. So we have this vulnerable population DEA will has stepped back and allowed this to happen. So then who's going to protect these people it falls to the congress since there's been abdication at the agency level that the congress needs to take this on the Laura says she's been trying in twenty seventeen. She sponsored a Bill to fight wage theft. It died in committee, the day, I met her. She had just introduced a new budget provisions that would let DO L higher five hundred additional inspire. Actors but the agency has to be willing to go after employers. I believe in compliance wanted to get people to comply, but they are unwilling to deal with severe enforcement and strict enforcement of the law and apply. The penalties that would deter these people from that kind of behavior. The local level. Some prosecutors are acting on their own. California is one of a few states, where prosecutors are filing criminal charges against care homeowners. And that brings us back to romell Publico..

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