Posts Tagged ‘wage theft’

Pay Caregivers Less than $3 per Hour; Be Hit with $7 Million in Fines

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office cited the operator of six adult care facilities in Los Angeles over $7 million for failure to pay the minimum wage and other wage and hour violations. The company must pay underpaid wages and penalties to 149 former and current employees who provided care to elderly residents 24 hours a […]

10 Jan 18 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Wage Theft Case Leads to Landmark Criminal Conviction

The California Labor Commissioner’s office has announced that a San Diego restaurant wage theft investigation resulted in the restaurant owner’s conviction and two years of jail time for grand theft and labor violations. It is the first criminal jury trial conviction in California for felony grand wage theft by false pretenses. In addition, the owner […]

21 Dec 16 - Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

California Employees Paid Less than $2 per Hour Results in $2.2 Million Wage Theft Fine

The California Labor Commissioner recently issued more than $2.2 million in citations against three residential care facilities in San Diego County for egregious wage theft violations after an investigation found that caregivers were working 24-hour shifts, six to seven days a week, for $1.25 to $1.80 per hour. The citations included minimum wage, overtime, meal […]

7 Aug 15 - Workers' Compensation - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »

More “Wage Theft” Actions From the Labor Commissioner 

The Labor Commissioner has made it a top priority to address “wage theft.” Generally, “wage theft” is a phrase used to refer to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to workers. Wage theft might refer to employers who fail to pay for all hours worked, fail to pay nonexempt employees […]

6 Nov 14 - Compensation - HRWatchdog - 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 »