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Biden called on to protect immigrant wage theft whistleblowers | Nevada Current

Biden called on to protect
immigrant wage theft
whistleblowers
Unforgettable Coatings memorable for wrong reasons,
activists say
By Dana Gentry - April 6, 2021

“We want these people to have rights, be able to stand up and get their overtime and not be threatened with firing or deportation,”
said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom. (Photo: Dana Gentry)

The painters atop the scaffolds dangling down the high rise office building at One Hughes Center
seemed oblivious to the commotion below — the union workers, immigration activists, and public
officials on the sidewalk rallying on the painters’ behalf.
“We want these people to have rights, be able to stand up and get their overtime and not be
threatened with firing or deportation,” Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, an
employment attorney by trade, told the crowd.
“It’s discouraging that there’s a commissioner that shows up to this news conference and says
such things about our company,” Unforgettable Coatings’ owner Cory Summerhays told the
Current.
The company is alleged to be a two-time wage theft offender, according to a federal judge, who
wrote in an injunction that Summerhays failed to pay overtime from September of 2019 when the
Department of Labor began its investigation, until March of 2020 when the government filed its
complaint. The first DOL complaint against the company was upheld in 2013.

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