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CLS' Michael Hollander Publishes Paper on Advocating for Low-Wage Workers

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CLS' Michael Hollander Publishes Paper on Advocating for Low-Wage Workers

CLS Employment Unit Attorney Michael Hollander has recently published a paper on collecting judgments for low-wage workers. Michael says:

As employment attorneys, we must ask ourselves what rights we are vindicating for our worker-clients when we win a judgment against a bad employer but don’t collect on that judgment. To many small employers on the margins of the business world, a judgment is nothing more than a pesky piece of paper. Unless that paper is turned into real consequences, the employer will freely go about business as usual: shortchanging workers.

This paper examines the collections process for wage judgments, with a focus on employment cases for low-wage workers. It reviews how to collect in employment cases and touches on a variety of ancillary issues that may come up in collections cases. The paper also discusses “wage liens,” a new tool being introduced throughout the country to aid in collections of wage judgments for low-wage workers.

Click here to read Finishing What You Started: Collecting Judgments for Low-Wage Workers.

Michael also participated in a google hangout on collecting judgments for low-wage workers. Watch a replay of the hangout below or click here.

 

 

Date: 
03/30/2015