News Digest 5-5-2022


Hemp farmer sentenced for failure to pay employees, taxes

A Half Moon Bay, California man charged with theft of labor, tax evasion and failure to maintain workers’ compensation insurance for farm employees was sentenced to 364 days in jail, the San Mateo District Attorney’s Office announced this week. The hemp farmer pleaded no contest to failing to transmit taxes withheld from his employees’ wages and failing to maintain workers’ compensation insurance. KPIX


Employees on NFL team’s site claim over $100K in wage theft

Construction employees on a multi-use development that includes the Minnesota Vikings new headquarters and training facility claim they are owed more than $100,000 in wages. Nearly a quarter of the 30,000 construction employees in Minnesota are misclassified or paid off the books, according to an estimate by the Midwest Economic Policy Institute. Such actions can prevent them from receiving basic protections, including overtime and workers’ compensation insurance. Minnesota Reformer


3 issues nurses face throughout their careers

Many nurses are choosing to leave the profession, and for those who stay there are issues they’ll face throughout their careers. The American Nurses Association has sussed out three of the more pressing issues facing nurses today, and they include workplace safety. Atlanta Journal-Constitution