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U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 12-2378-SAN (SF-243K)


Dec. 13, 2012


Deanne Amaden or Jose A. Carnevali


415-625-2630 or 415-625-2631

Extensive violations of federal, state laws found among garment contractors at Los Angeles Fashion District location (Korean version)

Shops producing garments sold by major retailers underpaid 185 workers by $326,000

LOS ANGELES -- The U.S. Department of Laborís Wage and Hour Division and the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement found serious violations of federal and state labor laws by each of 10 garment contractors inspected during a sweep of a single building in the Los Angeles Fashion District earlier this year. Division investigators found widespread violations of the Fair Labor Standards Actís minimum wage, overtime and record-keeping provisions, resulting in the recovery of more than $326,200 in back wages for 185 employees.

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