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Two California Restaurants Fined $1.9 Million for Wage and Hour Violations

As a result of an investigation by the US Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) and state labor agencies, two California restaurants have been fined $1.9 million dollars for a variety of wage and hour violations. California's labor department alleged these restaurants failed to pay $1.1 million dollars of minimum wages, $377,000 in overtime and $154,000 worth of meal breaks. Know as the "Misclassification Initiative," fifteen states have entered into relationships with WHD to combat wage theft. Source: XpertHR: http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/with-help-from-feds-california-fines-re-48588/

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