Study: Nearly 40,000 workers shorted on paychecks.
What happens if voters approve an increased minimum wage ordinance and government can’t be bothered? Short answer–people get ripped off.
A study by the San Diego State University Department of Sociology, the Center on Policy Initiatives, and the Employee Rights Center of San Diego estimates employers in San Diego and Imperial counties have failed to pay the legal minimum wage to 39,900 local workers.
One year ago today the San Diego Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage Ordinance became law and established a local minimum wage (currently $11.50 an hour) applying to all work done within City limits. [Read more…]