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Busted: Tech company caught paying workers under $2 an hour

Busted: Tech company caught paying workers under $2 an hour
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Do you remember that cruddy minimum wage job you worked in high school? We all had one. Whether you were flipping burgers or babysitting, you did anything you could to scrounge together a few bucks to buy a car or pay for college. But, if you think that wage was bad, you're not going to believe what one California tech company was paying workers it brought in from India. I'll give you a hint: It was under $2 an hour.

The employees were paid their regular hourly wage in Indian rupees, which translated to $1.21. That's close to what the minimum wage was in the U.S. in 1966!

Alberto Raymond, an assistant district director with the US Department of Labor told NBC, "It is certainly outrageous and unacceptable for employers here in Silicon Valley to bring in workers and pay less than the minimum wage."

If that awful wage wasn't bad enough, Electronics for Imaging was also having the eight people work up to 120 hours every week!

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