Posts Tagged ‘wage theft’

Nail Salon Fined $1.2 Million for Misclassifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Just because you want a worker to be an independent contractor, or the worker prefers being an independent contractor, does not make it so. Worker misclassification is the practice of knowingly misclassifying an employee as an independent contractor. And liability in this area became even more complex when the California Supreme Court recently set forth […]

3 Aug 18 - Independent Contractor - Gail Cecchettini Whaley - 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 »

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 »