Archive for the ‘Minimum Wage’ Category

Local Minimum Wage Ordinances May Impact Split Shift Premium Requirements

A recent update on the California Labor Commissioner’s website signals a change in interpretation about how employees must be paid when they work a split shift. The updated information states that the split shift premium owed is one hour at the state minimum wage, or the local minimum wage if there is one, whichever is […]

5 Oct 18 - Local Ordinances, Minimum Wage - Ellen Savage, J.D. - No CommentsRead More »

San Rafael Residential Care Business to Pay over $450,000 to 15 Workers

A San Rafael-based residential care business will have to pay more than $450,000 in wages, penalties and interest to 15 residential care workers. The Labor Commissioner’s Office (Office) secured the settlement for the workers, who suffered overtime and other wage theft violations. “Employers who steal wages from their workers will be held accountable, meaning we […]

3 Oct 18 - Labor Relations, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Six LA Garment Contractors Cited Over $570,000 by Labor Commissioner

The Labor Commissioner’s Office recently cited six Los Angeles-based garment contractors $573,704 for multiple labor law violations. The contractors illegally operated under one license to avoid compliance with California labor laws, according to the office. Also, four of the contractors didn’t have valid workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. “Shared use of a garment manufacturing […]

12 Sep 18 - Minimum Wage, Workers' Compensation - Vannessa Maravilla - No CommentsRead More »

Several California Restaurants Fined Over $14.5 Million for Wage Theft

The California Labor Commissioner continues to crack down on wage theft violations. Generally, wage theft refers to infractions of the California Labor Code involving the payment of wages to workers. Seven Bay Area restaurants were recently ordered to pay a combined $10 million for wage theft violations, including failure to pay minimum wage, overtime and […]

12 Jun 18 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Katie Culliton - No CommentsRead More »

LA Restaurant Fined Over Half a Million Dollars for Wage Theft; Workers Paid $4 per Hour

A Los Angeles restaurant has been ordered to pay $519,706 for wage theft violations uncovered by the California Labor Commissioner’s Office. Twenty-five servers at the restaurant were paid far below the minimum wage (as little as $4 per hour), were not paid overtime or rest breaks and were required to work off the clock. Generally, […]

1 Mar 18 - Compensation, Minimum Wage, Overtime - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - No CommentsRead More »