By tomorrow, Pinellas County will be one step closer to implementing a county-run wage theft recovery program. Pinellas’ county commissioners are slated to approve a public hearing notice for a proposed wage theft recovery ordinance at their October 20 regular meeting. The actual hearing is scheduled for November 10. The ball got rolling on July 30, when commissioners gave staff the go-ahead to develop the wage theft ordinance criteria. Since then, the county has allocated $50,000 to the Office of Human Rights’ 2016 budget for administration of the proposed ordinance.

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