The Employment Law Group has established a $1,000 scholarship to address "wage theft". Applicants should author an essay which discusses whether or not minimum wage and overtime legislation should be changed, including what fines or punishments (if any) should be levied against employers who commit wage theft, and if changes should be made; what would be the effect of these changes?
To be eligible for the Minimum Wage and Overtime Reform Scholarship, applicants must be currently enrolled in or planning to attend an accredited community college, undergraduate, or graduate program in the United States. They also must show excellent academic standing with at least a 3.0 GPA. The scholarship recipient must articulate their position on wage reform and employment legislation. There is no right or wrong answer we are seeking, we are looking for an essay which is clear and presents passionate but reasonable solutions in addressing these problems.
All interested applicants should send:
A) School transcript
B) Unofficial resume
C) A 1000-1500 word essay evaluating current federal minimum wage and overtime laws, the problems of wage theft, if reform to these laws are needed, and how this would affect employers and employees.