Workers Accuse French Bakery of Fraud

News Story (California)

Workers Accuse French Bakery of Fraud

March 20, 2015 | Jamie Ross | Courthouse News Service
A French bakery in Los Angeles trafficked workers from the Philippines, promising them jobs as chefs and managers, then making them do landscaping and maintenance for 13 hours a day for less than $3 per hour, 11 former workers claim in court.
Tags: Employment | Trafficking | Wage Theft | Workers Rights

A High Price to Pay

Investigative, News Story (Texas)

A High Price to Pay

July 9, 2014 | Caelainn Barr , Charlotte Keith | Texas Observer
An in-depth look at the property tax lender Rio Tax and how they leverage high-interest loans to low-income families.
Tags: Housing: Landlord-Tenant

Forgiving vs. Forgetting

News Story (Illinois, NATIONAL, New York, North Carolina)

Forgiving vs. Forgetting

March 17, 2015 | Eli Hager | Marshall Project
Eli Hager details civil legal aid's involvement in overcoming barriers for people with a criminal record.
Tags: Courts | Expungement / Record Sealing | Prisoners Rights