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The political battle over raising the minimum wage is over. In Los Angeles, that's supposed to mean $10.50 an hour as soon as next year and $15 by the year 2020. But it's likely to take a long time before reality can catch up to expectations. Los Angeles is called the national capital of wage theft, and it's notorious for lax enforcement. We hear about efforts to crack down.

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Increased Minimum Wage: A Workplace Reality or Political Dream? 15 MIN, 31 SEC

The political battle over raising the minimum wage is over. In Los Angeles, that's supposed to mean $10.50 an hour as soon as next year and $15 by the year 2020. But it's likely to take a long time before reality can catch up to expectations. Consider the people who work in local restaurants. 

Guests:
Kathy Hoang, Restaurant Opportunities Centers of Los Angeles (@ROCLosAngeles )
Paul Koretz, Los Angeles City Council (@paulkoretzcd5)
Julia Figueira-McDonough, Office of the California Labor Commissioner

CREDITS

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Evan George
Charlotte Duren

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