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A Photographer Went Into The Dark To Show You The People Who Work There Every Day

Think about the 1860s. Think of what we've developed since then: women's suffrage, vaccination, Nutella, space travel, etc. And yet, for as far as we've come, we still haven't developed a way to be, species-wide, decent to each other.You will see the statistic that there are 27 million enslaved people worldwide. You will think there must be some mistake. These photos are the real deal. No mistakes here.Around three minutes in, she drops some stats that made my stomach drop. Stick around to the 13-minute mark, though, because there's actually hope here. There's something you can do. Watch, share, and think about how you can light one of those candles.

A Photographer Went Into The Dark To Show You The People Who Work There Every Day
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A Medford, Oregon sushi restaurant tried to pull a fast one on its employees but it didn't get past the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency has recovered $280,124 in back pay from Misoya Bistro that will be split among 36 employees.

Federal investigators say that for the past two years, the restaurant paid its employees an hourly "tip wage" that was "significantly lower" than what they earned in tips.

"I think employers sometimes may think that because they pay the state minimum wage which is higher than the federal minimum wage, means that they can be involved in tips," Carrie Aguilar, district director for the Wage and Hour Division – Portland office, told NBC5. "That's just not the case. Tips should always go to the employees."

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