NM to Enforce Wage Theft Laws

     IF YOU’VE LOST MONEY AFTER WORKING A JOB … THERE’S NOW A WAY TO WORK TO FIX THAT. SEVERAL WORKER ORGANIZATIONS HAVE NOW WON A SETTLEMENT IN THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS DEPARTMENT. THE LAWSUIT CLAIMED THAT THEY WERE KEPT FROM FILING A COMPLAINT TO BEGIN AN INVESTIGATION INTO WAGES BEING WITHHELD.
     NEZA LEAL-SANCHEZ WITH SOMOS UN PUEBLO UNIDO SAYS THE SETTLEMENT REQUIRES NEW GUIDELINES FOR WAGE AND HOUR ENFORCEMENT.
     LEAL-SANCHEZ TELLS US THE LOSS OF WAGES HURTS THE EMPLOYEE AND HIS OR HER FAMILY. HE SAYS IT ALSO HURTS THE NEW MEXICO ECONOMY. HE CALLS THE SETTLEMENT A MAJOR WIN.

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