Saturday, March 1, 2008

Chinese paper penalized for labor violations

The Chinese Daily News, which has an edition in San Francisco as well as LA, New York and Houston, has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $5.9 million to 200 employees who were denied overtime pay, the NY Times reports. The story says the 200 employees included 25 reporters as well as production workers, delivery drivers and sales people. One plaintiff said reporters were required to write five stories a day, which meant they had to race between news conferences and interviews for hours without a break.

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