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L.A. city attorney accuses home healthcare firm of stealing workers’ wages

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Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer speaking at a recent news conference (Los Angeles Times)

Los Angeles Times

May 10, 2017

The Los Angeles city attorney filed suit Wednesday against a home healthcare business operator, accusing her companies of bilking hundreds of mostly immigrant workers out of their pay while violating minimum wage and overtime laws.

“Stealing wages from hardworking men and women is reprehensible,” Mike Feuer said. “No worker should be forced into poverty because an employer denies them their basic rights to a minimum wage and overtime. My office will aggressively combat wage theft and fight to ensure all workers are paid what the law demands.”

Feuer said he was filing the lawsuit Wednesday to send a message that in Los Angeles, workers’ rights are being protected.

Full story here: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-city-attorney-wage-theft-20170509-story.html