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Using The Fair Labor Standards Act For Nickel And Dimed Employees

Two weeks ago I discussed how banks routinely targeted the most financially vulnerable members of society for fraudulent overdraft and debt collection procedures. If there are three words to sum up the American economy for the lower half of earners, it’s “nickel and dimed.” When Barbara Ehrenreich was researching her book Nickel and Dimed, she was shocked by “the totalitarian nature of so many low-wage workplaces. On two jobs, for example, there was a rule against talking with your fellow employees.”   It’s hard not to use the phrase “nickel and dimed” every time I read about a Fair Labor ... Continue Reading