Bauer Business Focus

Labor Department Cracks Down On Wage Theft In Greater Houston

Workers in the hotel and restaurant business are especially vulnerable.

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Larry Stuart represents companies and senior executives at law firm Stuart PC in Houston.

In Fiscal Year 2016, the U.S. Labor Department Wage and Hour Division's Clear Lake district office investigated employer violations that led to $285,000 in back wages for workers – many in Galveston hotels and motels.

It was part of the agency's ongoing hotel enforcement initiative.

Larry Stuart is an employment lawyer and adjunct professor at Rice University, and he joins us for this week's Bauer Business Focus to talk about the problem of wage theft.

You can listen to the interview by clicking on the play button below.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

Business Reporter

Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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