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Wage Theft

About the series

Between 2018 and 2022, San Diego County courts have ordered employers to pay back nearly $20 million in stolen wages to employees. But the recovery process often proves challenging and lengthy for workers who get little help from the state.

This series by inewsource explores San Diego County’s top wage theft cases, and explains how to pursue claims of wage theft against a former employer.

inewsource investigative reporter Sofía Mejías-Pascoe reported this project.

Sofía Mejías-Pascoe

Investigative Reporter – Border and Immigration

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