Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
SAN FRANCISCO -- Ongoing enforcement initiatives conducted by the U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division that focused on the restaurant industry in California have uncovered significant violations of the minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Under these initiatives, personnel from the divisionís San Francisco and Los Angeles District Offices conducted several restaurant investigations in 2012. They recovered $672,333 in unpaid minimum wages and overtime compensation for 273 employees working as cooks, bussers, servers and other restaurant staff.
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