California Labor Commission’s 2013 Report Targets Employer Labor Law Violations – Los Angeles Wage & Hour Claims Attorneys Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik

by Norman B. Blumenthal on September 3, 2013

ReachingIn its 2013 State of the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement report, the California Labor Commissioner identified the Labor Divisions’ enforcement activity for 2011 and 2012.  Highlights included:

  • Over $3 million in unpaid minimum wages were assessed in 2012.  This is a 462% increase over the 2010 assessments.
  • More than $13 million in unpaid overtime wages were assessed in 2012.  This is 642% increase over the 2010 assessments.
  • More than $51 million in civil penalties was collected from employers for violating labor laws.  This was a 150% increase over 2010.

The Labor Division will continue to target employers who violate minimum wage and overtime laws.  California employers are advised to make sure their practices and procedures for wage payments, timekeeping, calculation of employees’ regular rate and overtime compensation, recordkeeping, required postings, and required notices meet state laws and guidelines.  California employers are also advised to ensure that employees are correctly classified as exempt and nonexempt.

If your employer classifies you as exempt when you primarily perform nonexempt tasks, call an experienced Los Angeles labor attorney today at Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik at (310) 981-3918.  Blumenthal, Nordrehaug & Bhowmik is a California employment law firm with offices located in San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles. The firm dedicates its practice to contingency fee employment law work for issues involving misclassification as a salaried worker exempt from overtime, failure to pay vacation wages, misclassification as an independent contractor, off-the-clock work, wrongful termination, discrimination and other California labor laws.

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