Day laborer's unpaid wages leads to Harris County DA pressing charges

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

By David Gonzalez at KHOU



Local labor and worker rights organizations said it sends a big message to those who may think about doing the same.


HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - For the first time in Harris County, the District Attorney’s Office is holding a property owner responsible for not paying a Houston day laborer $2,300 for work done at his home.


Sonny D. Nicholas is charged with theft of services.


While the crime is a misdemeanor, officials with local labor and worker rights organizations said it sends a big message to those who may think about doing the same.


Marianela Acuña Arreaza, executive director with Faith and Justice Workers Center, said these types of crimes are very common in Houston especially after Harvey, but many go unreported because of fear.


She’s hoping this case changes that.


Full article: https://www.khou.com/article/news/day-laborers-unpaid-wages-leads-to-harris-county-da-pressing-charges/285-591640164

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