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City Inside/Out: Wage Theft
12/12/201429:38

Poll: How should the city crack down on wage theft?

News of the sudden bankruptcy of Paseo, a legendary Seattle sandwich shop, took many by surprise. But what was more shocking was the accusation that it had been cheating its workers. Wage theft is an underreported but prevalent problem, and the city of Seattle is hoping to address the troubling trend with a new Office of Labor Standards to enforce fair labor laws. What's the business community's response to proposed civil penalties? How will the city monitor businesses compliance with worker pay and paid sick leave?

On the show:

Tim Burgess, City Council President                         
Cariño Barragán Talancón, Casa Latina Lead Organizer
David Mark, Seattle Labor Attorney
John Schmidt, Restaurateur
Nick Licata, City Councilmember
Fernando Ruiz Moren, Wage Theft Victim.

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