For more information, see the Labor Department press release at http://www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/whd/WHD20142047.htm.
Friday, November 7, 2014
Workers face millions in unpaid wages in Southern California garment industry
The U.S. Department of Labor yesterday reported finding workers owed more than $3 million. During fiscal year 2014, the department's Wage and Hour Division conducted 221 investigations of employers in this industry, almost all in and around Los Angeles, and found $3,004,085 in unpaid wages for 1,549 workers. The division said that amounted to an average of $1,900 per worker, which is five times the amount a typical sewing machine operator earns in a week.