The Current State of Wage Theft in Miami-Dade County

On February 18, 2010, Miami-Dade County commissioners voted 10 to 0 for the passage of the first county wide Wage Theft Ordinance in the country.  This report examines wage theft cases collected by the Small Business Development, the county office assigned to administer the Wage Theft Program. The report finds that wage theft claims filed through Small Business Development have been increasing since the Wage Theft Ordinance passed in 2010.