Archive for the ‘Overtime’ Category

California Task Force Cracks Down on Underground Economy, Targets Specified Industries

California’s Labor Enforcement Task Force (LETF) continues to target businesses that violate laws designed to protect workers and California’s economy. Since 2012, the LETF has assessed $4.2 million in wages due to workers, according to a recent report submitted to the California Legislature, and inspected nearly 4,300 businesses suspected of operating in the underground economy. […]

17 Mar 15 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Los Angeles Car Washes Hit With More Than $1.3 Million in Citations

Continuing its campaign against “wage theft,” the California Labor Commissioner’s Office issued citations in late February against car wash businesses in the Los Angeles area. The citations totaled more than $1.3 million, after the inspections uncovered numerous violations of state wage-and-hour laws affecting nearly 400 workers. The majority of the violations were found at 35 […]

9 Mar 15 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Cheerleaders’ Wage Theft Suit Proves Costly for the Oakland Raiders

Last January, two cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the team had committed a host of state labor law violations, including not paying minimum wage, not paying wages on time, making illegal deductions from wages and failing to reimburse for business expenses. The result of the lawsuit:  a new […]

16 Sep 14 - Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

Maids Fired for Cooperating in Wage Theft Investigation; Company Hit with Fines

California’s Labor Commissioner Julie Su recently fined a maid service company $394,944 in unpaid wages and premiums to be paid back to affected workers, plus civil penalties. After a lengthy investigation, the Labor Commissioner determined that 18 employees were not paid for all hours of work and were not provided meal or rest periods. The […]

15 Apr 14 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Labor Commissioner Focusing on Scofflaws, Not Those That Comply

Since being appointed in 2011, California Labor Commissioner Julie Su has been focusing on returning the agency to its most fundamental purpose: protecting minimum wage workers and businesses that are following the law, and creating an overall culture of compliance. Su cited two other achievements, improved targeting of violators and protecting law-abiding businesses from indiscriminate […]

28 Mar 14 - Minimum Wage, Overtime - HRWatchdog - No CommentsRead More »