Professor Sung to speak on June 6

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CoFiA is sponsoring a seminar on wage theft at the Palisades Park Public Library on Friday, June 6, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. The speaker is CoFiA member Dr. Hung-en Sung, who is an internationally known author and teacher. He and his graduate students from John Jay College of Criminal Justice recently conducted research among 280 workers in Palisades Park. Nearly all reported that they had experienced more than one incident in which they had worked for wages that had not been paid.

Dr. Sung will discuss the findings of their research, and the audience will be invited to share their views about why this is happening and what can be done about it.

We will also learn about bills pending in the New Jersey legislature that would strengthen penalties against employers who steal wages. Although it is already against the law to fail to pay workers, the current penalties are so modest that many employers just consider them the cost of doing business.

The seminar is free and open to the public. For more information call 201-833-1737.

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