It’s estimated that approximately $50 billion in wages are stolen annually from US workers nationwide. Wage theft is such a pervasive problem that Americans actually lost more from stolen wages than the combined value of stolen goods from all of the burglaries, robberies, auto thefts, and larcenies. The Wage Authority Group was formed to help educate hard working American employees on wage and overtime laws and defend their rights to fair pay.
We are confident the next generation of lawyers not only cares about wage theft, but has ideas to help prevent it. The Wage Authority Group is pleased to announce that we will be offering $2,500 to three (3) winners of our national writing/video education competition. We want to hear how motivated and passionate law students would go about educating public on the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.
In order to participate in the 2018 education competition, applicants must be currently enrolled at an accredited law school in the United States.
- $1,000 to the winner of the writing competition.
- $1,000 to the winner of the video competition.
- $500 to the video contestant with the most likes provided that it complies with all other terms and conditions.
- Wage and Hour – the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
- Description: Authors should seek to educate the public about the FLSA or an emerging trend or important case within the subject matter.
All submissions must be received by June 30, 2018
Applicants may choose to either type an essay or film a video for submission in accordance with the following guidelines:
- All submissions must be the original work of each applicant;
- Essays must be in Microsoft Word format between at least 1000 words;
- Videos must be in high quality, at least 5 minutes in length and in YouTube format (MOV, MP4, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, FLV, 3GPP, MPEGPS, WebM) not exceeding the size limit of 500 MB; and
Please submit the following materials and information to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the above specified deadline:
- Your essay or video;
- A completed scholarship application; and
By participating in the Wage Authority Group education competition, you are granting all copyright ownership of your essay and/or video to the Wage Authority Group, as well as permission to edit, use and/or publish all or part of your essay and/or video on the Wage Authority Group’s website and social media platforms with or without your name and that of your school.
The Wage Authority Group will not be responsible for any late, lost or incomplete submissions as well as any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the education competition.
Essays and videos will be checked by the Wage Authority Group for plagiarism, and any instances of plagiarism will result in automatic disqualification and may be reported back to the originating academic authority for potential discipline
By participating in the Wage Authority Group education competition, you release the Wage Authority Group from any liability whatsoever, and waive any and all causes of action, related to any claims, costs, injuries, losses, or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the education competition. Further, you release the Wage Authority Group from any claim or liability with respect to the use of similar materials, that the materials submitted are free from any lien or claim by anyone that the entry does not infringe in whole or in part on any rights of any other party; and that you agrees to indemnify and hold the Wage Authority Group and their respective affiliated companies, employees, directors, agencies, representatives and suppliers, harmless from any claims, suits, losses, damages and expenses (including reasonable attorney fees) that arise from the breach of the foregoing terms and conditions.
All personal information collected from education competition applicants will be used only for the purpose of awarding the education competition and will not be shared with anyone with the exception of your name and that of your school if we post all or part of your essay and/or video on our site or social media platforms. No personal information will be distributed, sold or provided to third parties.
The education competition winners will be asked, but not required, to send a photo to be posted at Wage Authority Group’s website.
Determination of Winner:
All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements set forth above and submit a valid essay or video are eligible for their submission to be judged. The submissions will be judged equally on their content, quality of writing, clarity of thought and creativity of the submission. In the event that no essay is deemed to be worth of award, the prize will remain and pool with the next event. Content of both the videos and writing must comport with all legal and ethical rules. For the video that receives the most likes, it must also be approved by the committee to be of suitable content.
Announcement of Winner:
Three (3) winner will be announced on our site and notified by email by 9/30/2018. The winners will be asked to provide a mailing address where a check will be issued and sent.
If you have any questions about the Wage Authority Group national writing/video education competition, please email email@example.com.