Food Workers in Chinatown Receive Little Pay

Many of us across the country and even right here in Tennessee hear about cases where workers are unfairly treated or paid very little for the hours they are expected to work. Many of us may shake our heads or feel sad for these people, but most of us may not realize how often it still happens each and every day and that it happens everywhere to just about every type of worker, including those who work at some of the country’s most famous tourist attractions. If you or someone you love believes your minimum wage rights have not been upheld, it is important that you speak with a Tennessee minimum wage lawyer right away. They will help make sure you are fairly compensated for the time you put in at work.

In this case, people all over the world know of Chinatown in San Francisco because of their cultural aspects and amazing food and the authentic items that you can purchase, but many people do not realize how little food workers get pay here and how they are treated for the work that they do. The San Francisco Department of Public Health along with UC Berkeley and UCSF found in a study that, half of the food workers do not even receive the $minimum wage. To make matters even worse, forty percent of them work overtime but seventy-six percent do not get paid overtime and sixty-four percent of the workers receive no training on the job, which has resulted in more injuries.

Former restaurant worker, Li Shuang Li stated that, “She did not get minimum wage. There were no health care benefits, no health insurance at all. And she worked very long days with no breaks”.

The Chinese Progressive Association which helped started the effort also commented that many of the restaurant workers are mistreated. In order to make things better, supporters of the study are going to invest more into Chinatown with stronger enforcement of labor, health and safety laws and a low wage workers’ bill of rights.

Many of us from all parts of the country and in Tennessee tend to not even think about these situations happening when we travel and then we are completely shocked and horrified when we find out. The truth is, these cases and many others just like it continue to happen every day. If you or someone you care about feels that your minimum wage rights have been violated, we encourage you to contact one of our experienced and caring Tennessee minimum wage attorneys immediately. We will hear your case and work with you to get you the compensation you are entitled to. Feel free to Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options

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