Articles by: Liyan Gao

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Wage Theft, by Liyan Gao

Transgressing and reforming the law: strengthening workers’ rights through political action

Informit: Wage theft

Many have spoken about the inadequacy of legal rights bestowed by the law, how, while on paper we are presented with a simple story of equality and a set of rules that ensures justice, such justice is often obscured, obstructed or completely absent. One of the places this is most apparent is in the failure of the law to protect the rights of workers. The law legislates minimum wages and conditions, yet there is no…