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L.A. city attorney alleges contractors failed to properly pay workers
L.A. city attorney alleges contractors failed to properly pay workers

The city of Los Angeles filed a lawsuit Thursday against a building contractor and five of its subcontractors, accusing them of not paying more than 50 employees a total of more than $250,000 in wages and overtime. Some employees who were meant to be making $49 an hour were instead paid $8 an hour and others promised $45 an hour were given $5 an hour, according to the lawsuit. City Atty. Mike Feuer says the lawsuit is part of his office's broader effort to combat wage theft. “There are some basic rules in our society that everyone expects they can live by,” he said at a news conference. “Among those is that when you put in an honest day's work, you deserve...

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