Mountain View looks to Combat Wage Theft and Strengthen Worker Protections

The city of Mountain View is seeking new ways to protect working class residents and construction workers from getting shortchanged by their employers, launching a pair of ordinances that would crack down on businesses that have failed to pay their employees in full.

Preventing wage theft has been a high priority for the city since 2019, seen as a way to help employees working in Mountain View — particularly those in the service sector and in the construction industry — combat unscrupulous businesses that shortchange their staff. Wage theft includes failing to comply with minimum wage laws, taking tips and failing to pay for overtime.

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