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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-1910-SAN (SF-242TH)

Date: 

Dec. 11, 2012

Contact: 

Deanne Amaden or Jose A. Carnevali

Phone: 

415-625-2630 or 415-625-2631

San Francisco and Los Angeles restaurant workers recover more than $672,000 in unpaid wages following investigations by the Labor Department (Thai version)


Wage and Hour Division enforcement initiatives remedy significant labor law violations

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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