Lawyer fights for low wage workers’ rights

Originally published December 23, 2012 (here)

By Katie Johnston Globe Staff

Boston Globe

Shannon Liss-Riordan has built her reputation representing those who say they were wronged.

Strippers denied wages and tips. Pizza makers swindled out of overtime pay. Cleaning ladies, taxi drivers, and truckers forced to pay franchise fees while being treated like hourly employees. From a 20th-floor office with sweeping views of Beacon Hill, Shannon Liss-Riordan and her team of lawyers have represented them all. In the three and a half years since Lichten & Liss-Riordan opened its doors, the law firm has won tens of millions of dollars for low-wage workers, often immigrants, who claim to have been wronged by their employers.