Calif. Bill Would Ramp Up Enforcement Against Wage Theft

Law360, San Diego (April 24, 2015, 10:43 PM EDT) -- Looking to crack down on wage theft, California's Senate leader said Thursday he has introduced a bill that would allow state regulators to require businesses that have failed to pay court orders for worker wages to post a bond of $150,000.

State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon said S.B. 588 would help boost the state labor commissioner's efforts to go after employers that illegally withhold wages from workers. If companies that already have outstanding judgments also fail to post the bond, the bill gives the labor commissioner the option to file a lien for unpaid wages on the employer's...

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