The study, the most comprehensive examination of wage-law violations in a decade, also found that 68 percent of the workers interviewed had experienced at least one pay-related violation in the previous work week.
A RECENT report in the medical journal The Lancet estimates that half the babies born in the United States this year will live to age 100. That means plenty more work for people like Evelyn Coke. Coke was a home care aide who spent more than three decades taking care of elderly shut-ins on New York’s Long Island. She bathed, dressed, and cooked for them, kept an eye on their prescriptions, and saved the health care system millions by keeping them out of nursing homes. For this the Jamaican immigrant was paid roughly $7 an hour.