March 09, 2022

Cohen Milstein Has Filed Lawsuit Against The Salvation Army ARC for
Unpaid Wages. CLICK HERE to Learn Who is Eligible to Join.

The Salvation Army fails to pay vulnerable people who live and work in its adult rehabilitation centers minimum wages or overtime pay, according to lawsuits filed in federal court on Wednesday in New York, Illinois, and Georgia on behalf of three groups of workers.

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Thousands of ARC participants each must perform at least 40 hours of work per week for the Salvation Army, most in the organization’s thrift stores, according to the complaint. In return they allegedly earn between $1 and $30 per week. Even factoring in their receipt of dorm-like sleeping arrangements, clothing and food that is often donated by third parties, and “rudimentary rehabilitative services,” the value they receive is far below the minimum wage required under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state laws, the plaintiffs argue.

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Rukin Hyland & Riggin LLP, Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld LLP, and Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll represent the plaintiffs, according to the press release. The Georgia plaintiffs are also represented by Radford & Keebaugh.

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