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LA Times “L.A. councilmen push for ordinance to crack down on wage theft” – 6/24/14 – Emily Alpert Reyes

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Two Los Angeles City Council members began a push Tuesday for a new city ordinance that would crack down on businesses that cheat workers of their pay.

“If you steal from a store, you go to jail,” said Councilman Paul Koretz, who was joined by Councilman Gil Cedillo in moving to draft a proposal. “But employers who cheat their workers out of their hard-earned wages usually get away with it.”

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http://www.latimes.com/local/crime/la-me-wage-theft-20140625-story.html

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