California Legislature Passes Bill Targeting Wage Violations
Last week, the California Legislature approved a bill (SB 588) that would give the state more authority to collect back wages from companies to compensate workers who were cheated out of pay and overtime. The bill, sponsored by Senate leader Kevin de Leon (D-Los Angeles), also would hold larger companies responsible for the wage violations of their subcontractors, including those for long-term health care. The bill now goes to Gov. Jerry Brown (D).
- "California Lawmakers To Approve Legislation To Combat Wage Theft" (Kirkham, Los Angeles Times, 9/11).