WASHINGTON — The California Labor Commissioner’s office will dip into its emergency funds Wednesday to pay 239 former employees of the San Francisco-based Wins of California factories a total of $869,000 in back wages, a spokesman said Thursday.

It’s the latest twist in a complex sweatshop case in San Francisco that includes state and federal labor investigators, labor rights and advocacy groups, the factory owners, creditors and a court-appointed bankruptcy appointee.

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