IowaWatch In KXIC Podcast: Weekly News Quizzes And Wage Theft

Listen to the Podcast: IowaWatch summer intern Clare McCarthy and executive director-editor Lyle Muller talked on the Tuesday, June 16, 2015, “Your Town” show on KXIC radio, AM 800, in Iowa City about the IowaWatch News Quiz and a Haley Hansel story about wage theft.

Wage Theft Reform In Iowa Stalls This Year

Wage theft in Iowa amounts to stealing a year of earnings from an estimated 39,392 minimum wage workers, totaling about $594 million, according to statistics gleaned from an Iowa Policy Project report. That’s one of the reasons the Iowa Legislature considered a bill this year to help stop businesses from cheating workers.