US Department of Labor finds garment contractor violated labor laws while producing apparel sold by Stitch Fix, Indigo, Evereve
Employer: Justar Fashion Inc.
Investigation sites: 2660 Chico Ave.
South El Monte, CA 91733
Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found Justar Fashion – a garment contractor that produces apparel for retailers such as Stitch Fix, Indigo and Evereve – failed to pay minimum wage and overtime as required by paying workers on a piece-rate basis and at straight-time rates regardless of the overtime hours they worked. The employer also failed to keep records of hours worked. Their actions violated minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Back Wages/Damages Recovered: $145,290 in back wages for 32 employees
Quote: “The U.S. Department of Labor is committed to making sure garment industry workers receive all of the wages they have earned, including overtime,” said Wage and Hour Division Assistant District Director Rafael Valles in West Covina, California. “Federal law protects all workers in the U.S. – regardless of where they come from – and we urge them to contact the Wage and Hour Division with any questions related to their wages and hours worked.”
Background: Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, and its search tool if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division. Download the agency’s new Timesheet App, now available for Android and iOS devices, to ensure hours and pay are accurate.