Julie Su Orders Investigation of Foreign Tech Company

An investigation ordered by California Labor Commissioner and former Skadden Fellow Julie Su (’94) was featured in The New York Times (“Chinese Company Falling Short of Goal for California Jobs” Oct. 25). After receiving $2 million in tax subsidies to base its North America headquarters in Los Angeles, China-based high-tech company B.Y.D. said it would create dozens of jobs. But five of the 40 employees at its L.A. plant are paid less than minimum wage, in yuan. “You cannot pay people in Chinese dollars with Chinese standards while they are doing work in America,” said Julie. “If this is the tip of the iceberg, you could see this ruining all kinds of industries.”