Person thinking about law

Students in my Torts, Poverty Law and Workplace Legislation are required to write either short policy papers or letters to the editor (depending on the class). Under the title Thoughts on the Law, I’ll share some of them with you.

Today’s post is on the subject of wage theft. Wage theft  is an important problem that disproportionately impacts low wage workers. One of my new colleagues at the School of Law, Annie Smith,  has developed a legal clinic to help low wage workers recover unemployment and back wages. It’s an exciting development for the law school, a wonderful service for folks who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining representation, and a great experience for out students.

The issue of wage theft is  a timely topic in Arkansas as two Northwest Arkansas legislators are sponsoring a bill to put an end to the practice. You can read today’s Thoughts on the Law by Brandon Maxey here.

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