Wage and Hour Division (WHD)
U.S. Department of Labor
US Labor Department conducts enforcement initiative to end sweatshop conditions in Los Angelesí Fashion District, Southern California garment industry (Korean version)
Focus is on protecting workers, educating employers, informing public about labor violations
LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division is conducting a multiyear enforcement initiative focused on Southern Californiaís garment industry, in which it historically has found consistent and widespread violations of the Fair Labor Standards Actís minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions. The initiative is concentrating on employers in Los Angeles and Orange counties, as well as those operating out of large garment buildings in Los Angelesí Fashion District.
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