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Here's an article from SoCal Connected re Wage Theft by Employers. Hmmmm...

Which L.A. Employers Are Accused of Stealing Paychecks?
February 6, 2018
https://www.kcet.org/shows/socal-connected/which-la-employers-are-accused-of-stealing-paychecks?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=kcet
Every day thousands of people report to jobs they may never get paid for.

Employers failing to pay workers the full wages they are legally entitled to, including by not paying required overtime or misclassifying their employment status, constitutes wage theft.

"Wage theft happens any time a worker goes to work and is not paid everything that she's supposed to be paid," says California Labor Commissioner Julie Su. "It's not isolated to any particular industry or age group or race or immigration status."

Los Angeles is the wage theft capital of the United States. Workers here lose $26 million to wage theft every week according to the UCLA Labor Center. The crime has major impacts on local economies. It decreases taxable income, lowers wage standards, and in California alone is estimated to cost the state $7 billion in lost payroll taxes.
 

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Here's an article from SoCal Connected re Wage Theft by Employers. Hmmmm...

Which L.A. Employers Are Accused of Stealing Paychecks?
February 6, 2018
https://www.kcet.org/shows/socal-connected/which-la-employers-are-accused-of-stealing-paychecks?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=kcet
Every day thousands of people report to jobs they may never get paid for.

Employers failing to pay workers the full wages they are legally entitled to, including by not paying required overtime or misclassifying their employment status, constitutes wage theft.

"Wage theft happens any time a worker goes to work and is not paid everything that she's supposed to be paid," says California Labor Commissioner Julie Su. "It's not isolated to any particular industry or age group or race or immigration status."

Los Angeles is the wage theft capital of the United States. Workers here lose $26 million to wage theft every week according to the UCLA Labor Center. The crime has major impacts on local economies. It decreases taxable income, lowers wage standards, and in California alone is estimated to cost the state $7 billion in lost payroll taxes.
California and the Fed's will put an end to this gig economy someday. Hopefully it will be before they actually don't need any drivers due to the driverless cars.
 

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Wage Theft and Uber / Lyft make all the other LA companies listed in the article look like little specs of Cheese.

The Big Kahuna of Wage Theft-tum.

Masters of Wage Theft.

"How to Start an OnDemand App and Wage Theft Your Way to Billions", by T. Kalanick.

I take it all back. My cynicism got the best of me.

Wage Thievery. Wage Thieves. Oh no, it's still there.
 
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