Ruth Silver Taube co-wrote an op-ed for San Jose Inside about companies that are exploiting the pandemic to cheat workers. Read the op-ed.
“Just 17 percent of workers who’ve gone through the difficult process to secure a court judgment ordering their employers to pay back wages ever see even a dime of what they’re owed—precisely because companies can simply close up shop and open under a new name. California workers lose an estimated $2 billion from their paychecks to theft from their own employers each year, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
AB 3075 begins to remedy this by requiring anyone who wishes to incorporate to sign a statement indicating that they don’t have any outstanding wage judgments.”