CALIFORNIA'S WAGE THEFT LAW

Billions Stolen

A landmark UCLA study found wage theft from low-income workers exceeds $1 billion each year in Los Angeles alone. African-American, Latino, and immigrant workers are most likely to be victims of wage theft. It used to take months or years for workers to get justice when their wages were stolen, if they ever got a day in court. Enforcement and recovery were rare.

A Fair Day’s Pay

Through the Private Attorneys General Act, California helped level the playing field for workers by letting them take corporate thieves to court, resulting in millions in stolen wages recovered for workers.
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