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Lynn City Council takes action against wage theft

Lynn resident Rachel Tose carries a list of goals for responsible development outside of Lynn City Hall as city council members vote on the amendment to the Wage Theft Ordinance on Tuesday evening in Lynn. (Olivia Falcigno)
LYNN — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday evening to amend its Wage Theft Ordinance, closing a loophole that allowed developers to receive tax breaks without reporting information about its contractors’ previous wage theft or labor violations. “This amendment holds employers and developers accountable,” said City Councilor-at-Large Brian LaPierre, who introduced the amendment to the…

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