Author: Sarah Barrett


Airbnb; the six-letter word

  The fight over Airbnb boils down to a fight over taxes. Airbnb has been in the news a lot lately for its incredible growth and popularity among customers. Proponents of the online accommodation site point to its ingenuity as a boon for the tourism industry and for the city. But that […]


Unrest at Amy’s Bread

Every day hoards of tourists peer through the windows into the kitchen at Amy’s Bread in Chelsea Market. Amy Scherber takes pride in the fact that all of the breads are made by hand with all natural ingredients; they’re never pre-baked, never frozen. There’s always flour-covered workers kneading and mixing […]

News, Spotlight

Employers That Don’t Pay Might Never Have to

Alfredo Alegria worked six-day weeks for 2000 Homes Inc., a company that buys houses in disrepair, then renovates and flips them for a profit. Alfredo earned $120/day carrying, drilling and installing 40 pound sheetrock walls and flooring. One day, at the end of Alfredo’s shift, his boss told him he […]


Wage Theft in NYC; Ignorance or Malice?

Employers in New York are stealing from their employees while government agencies and regulators fight over how to spin it.   In June the State Comptroller’s Office released a report on the NY Department of Labor’s backlog of complaints. The report stated that there is a backlog of 17,000 cases […]