Update- St. Petersburg Wage Theft Ordinance On Track for September Implementation

July 30, 2015

A few months ago, St. Petersburg became the first Florida municipality to pass a comprehensive wage theft ordinance which will allow aggrieved employees to seek unpaid compensation through a local administrative process as opposed to litigation in a state or federal court.  The ordinance mandates the hiring of a designated individual to oversee the new Wage Theft Program and implement/enforce of the ordinance.  In this regard, the City recently hired Eve Epstein as Wage and Hour Compliance Coordinator.  The City is also currently seeking attorneys to mediate and hear wage theft cases on a pro bono basis.  The Wage Theft Program will begin processing wage theft complaints in September.