Source: Jed DeVaro, Compensation Benefits Review, Vol. 46 no. 2, March/April 2014
From the abstract:
In California, ongoing concerns about employers stealing wages from undocumented immigrant workers (who are reluctant to report employer violations because they want to minimize contact with legal authorities) have led to two “antiretaliation” laws passed in 2013 (Assembly Bill 263 and Senate Bill 666) designed to protect workers. This article describes wage stealing (when, how, why and to whom it happens) and its consequences and evaluates various solutions to the problem, including the recent California legislation.