San Francisco Cracks Down On Underpaying Employers

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed a wage-theft ordinance this week, enacting stricter penalties for employers who don’t pay their workers minimum wage and overtime.

“People are not paying the legitimate minimum wage. They are not paying for wages for overtime. They continue to undercut the wage loss here locally as well as federally,” said Mayor Lee.

KCBS’ Doug Sovern Reports:

Lee said statewide, workers are losing $8 billion a year, and often don’t know it.

Many of the victimized workers are immigrants in low-paying jobs, who are being paid below the legal minimum and don’t realize when they’re entitled to overtime.

The new law will go into effect in a month and empowers investigators to look at payroll records, inspect the workplace and interview employees and increases the penalties against those found cheating their workers.

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

More from Doug Sovern

One Comment

  1. candida says:

    It can be tough to write about this topic. I think you did an excellent job though! Thanks for this! 958053

  2. Hey! Fantastic post! Please do tell us when we can see a follow up! 771775

  3. Quite good post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that Ive truly enjoyed surfing about your weblog posts. Soon after all I is going to be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write once again quite soon! 227398

  4. Correct humans speeches should seat as nicely as memorialize around the groom and bride. Beginer sound system around rowdy locations ought to always not forget currently the glowing leadership of a speaking, which is ones boat. greatest man speeches brother 177206

  5. His or her shape of unrealistic tats were initially threatening. Lindsay utilized gun initial basic, whereas this girl snuck outside by printer ink dog pen. I used completely certain the all truly on the shade, with the tattoo can be taken from the body shape. make an own temporary tattoo 765927

  6. You are the most effective, It is posts like this that maintain me coming back and checking this web site regularly, thanks for the information! 565112

  7. icdc college says:

    I enjoy what you guys are typically up too. This kind of clever function and reporting! Maintain up the really good works guys Ive added you guys to blogroll. 393326

  8. Yay google is my world beater aided me to uncover this outstanding internet site! . 23261

  9. sexe says:

    I think your suggestion would be helpful for me. I will let you know if its work for me too. Thank you for sharing this beautiful articles. thanks a lot 488651

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?

Listen Live