Wage Theft Contributes to Rise in Homelessness in Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles is known as the wage theft capital of the country. Despite the fact that California has laws against employers who do not pay minimum wage, provide overtime pay, or fulfill other workplace rights, the problem continues. Affected workers are ending up on the streets. To combat homelessness, two council members are proposing new measures against wage theft that are welcomed by workers, including one man who spent more than a decade trying to recover his wages. Alejando Maciel spoke with him and brings us this story from Los Angeles.

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