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VIAW Newswire 03.22.13

Posted on 15 May 2013 by admin

California Labor Commissioner Issues over $500,000 in Citations to Restaurants

Oakland, CA – California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued citations totaling nearly $505,000 to three restaurants for minimum wage, overtime and rest break violations, among others. The restaurants cited are Urasawa restaurant of Beverly Hills, Ikebana Restaurant of Salinas and Seoul Jung of Santa Clara.


California Labor Commissioner files suit against Fresno car wash for unpaid wages

Fresno—California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has filed suit against a Fresno car wash owner for multiple labor law violations, including failure to provide minimum wage and overtime to employees. The lawsuit, filed in Fresno County Superior Court, seeks more than $279,000 in unpaid wages, penalties and damages affecting 33 workers at White Glove Car Wash.


California Labor Commissioner prevails in misclassification case against port trucking company

Long Beach—California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su won a California Superior Court trial yesterday when the court ruled that Port of Long Beach truck drivers working for Seacon Logix, Inc. were employees and not independent contractors.


US Labor Department’s OSHA concludes fatality investigation at San Francisco VA Medical Center research laboratory, issues violation notices

San Francisco – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a notice of unsafe and unhealthful working conditions to the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center after concluding its investigation into the death of Richard Din, a research associate at the center’s research laboratory in April 2012. The notice consists of three serious violations for failing to protect laboratory workers researching Neisseria meningitidis, a bacterium that can cause meningitis.

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