County officials teamed up Tuesday with federal and state agencies in an effort to crack down on wage violation to ensure workers are being properly paid.
Supervisor Hilda Solis joined representatives from the U.S. Department of Labor, California Department of Labor Standards Enforcement and the county’s Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to sign an agreement to collaborate on enforcing the minimum wage and other workplace regulations.
“This collaboration will help our wage enforcement team make sure workers in Los Angeles County are paid a correct and fair wage,” said DCBA Director Brian Stiger. “By combining the efforts of county, state and federal governments, we can provide L.A. County residents the top-notch customer service they deserve.”
The agencies will work together on investigations into alleged wage violations, training opportunities and public outreach.
Over the last two fiscal years, DCBA closed more than 2,500 cases resulting in $40 million in back pay for more than 25,000 workers, Solis said.
The minimum wage in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County is $10.50 per hour and is set to increase gradually to $15 by 2020. The city of Los Angeles has the same wage schedule.
–City News Service
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