Summer vacation provides unique educational opportunities and experiences for teenagers that they otherwise might not have the time to embrace. For example, working a seasonal job (or working more hours in the summer) can give teenagers a manageable taste of adult working life.
When California workers feel that they are exploited by their employers, they often want to take action to be fairly compensated. In the current economic climate, most workers are willing to work extra hours, because the additional income could help them make ends meet. However, when they put in those extra hours and the employer fails to compensate them for the overtime, they are bound to feel violated.