Los Angeles workers deserve higher pay. The cost of living in LA is astronomical and wages have not kept up with inflation. Many are struggling to make ends meet. To solve this problem, the region must invest in job training and higher education to increase the number of workers in high-paying industries. If we are to achieve our full potential, we must all do our part to improve LA Work Wages. But how do we do that?
Los Angeles County, for example, has a population of 4,119,592 workers. While the percentage of workers earning $3,333 or higher has steadily increased from 22 percent to 39% in the last decade, over half of all workers earn less than that. That means that more than half of all workers earn less than $1,250 a month, or less than $15,000. That means that nearly one in four workers earn below the poverty line of $12,140.
The Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, or DLER, is a good place to start your case. You can file a lawsuit against your employer to recover lost wages. You can also file a claim if you’re the victim of retaliation or discrimination by an employer. And if you’re an employee who has been laid off, you can file a claim for waiting time penalty. It’s worth the fight.