Saturday, May 25 2013 6:56 PM EDT2013-05-25 22:56:57 GMT
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities. Saturday of Memorial Day weekendMore >>
It wasn't exactly barbecuing weather today as Memorial Day weekend got off to a rainy and chilly start. And it's no surprise the rain put a damper on holiday activities.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 9:54 PM EDT2013-05-25 01:54:42 GMT
An Au Sable Forks, New York theater is one of ten in the North Country doing what it can to stay open. "We'll be dark. There will be no movies shown in these theaters and you'll have toMore >>
After being denied a state grant, a number of North Country theaters could go dark by the end of the year. That's because Hollywood is getting rid of film movies, which is what those theaters rely on. But they're not giving up yet.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 8:51 PM EDT2013-05-25 00:51:11 GMT
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path. Governor Shumlin was at the site of the hardestMore >>
A couple has lost their home to floods twice in just three years. Last night's storm washed out a road in Underhill, and nearly everything in its path.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 7:25 PM EDT2013-05-24 23:25:36 GMT
Beansie's Bus is situated right along the start and finish of the race so they're looking to get swamped by hungry customers Sunday but rain too. "Unfortunately the weather might not cooperate," Beansie'sMore >>
VCM organizers making sure they have cold/rainy weather equipment for runners.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 6:21 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:21:38 GMT
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.In just a few hours heavy rains flooded much of Northern Vermont. Hardest hit were Essex, Jericho, and Underhill.The torrential rains Thursday nightMore >>
Damaged homes, washed out roads, and now major clean-up.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 2:15 PM EDT2013-05-24 18:15:28 GMT
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon. A press release says that if possible, motorists should avoid downtown Burlington on Sunday,More >>
The Vermont Agency of Transportation released a list of road closures and times for the Vermont City Marathon.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:07 PM EDT2013-05-24 17:07:11 GMT
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday. Officials say they are postponing due to the upcoming inclement weather expected this weekend. Here's the updated schedule of events:7:30amMore >>
The Thunder Road Memorial Classic has been postponed until Monday.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 12:26 PM EDT2013-05-24 16:26:27 GMT
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather predictions. According to Essex Memorial Day Parade Committee, the parade has been postponed one week to Saturday June 1 at 10 a.m.More >>
The Essex Memorial Day Parade has been postponed due to inclement weather predictions.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 11:31 AM EDT2013-05-24 15:31:32 GMT
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.Police say Stephanie Rivers, 24, and Victoria Hammond, 23, bothMore >>
The Burlington Police Department arrested two people for pick-pocketing two men at a local night club in Burlington, Vt. on Friday, May 17.More >>
Friday, May 24 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-05-24 14:29:26 GMT
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help. The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has some recommendationsMore >>
If the prices at the pump are giving you second thoughts about traveling this holiday weekend, these suggestions might help.More >>
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SOURCE California Department of Industrial Relations
OAKLAND, Calif., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued citationstotaling 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.
"All workers are entitled to payment for work they perform. These citations serve as an important reminder that the Labor Commissioner's Office continues to effectively fight on behalf of California workers and law-abiding businesses," said Christine Baker, Director of the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR), which oversees the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE), commonly referred to as the Labor Commissioner's Office.
"These cases demonstrate that wage theft is not just a problem in parts of the state typically associated with the underground economy," said Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su. "We are committed to ensuring a just day's pay for a hard day's work whether you wash dishes and wait tables in Chinatown or Beverly Hills. The labor laws of our state should be respected in every workplace in California."
The Labor Commissioner's investigation at Urasawa restaurant, a renowned sushi bar located on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, found that the kitchen staff regularly worked 10.5 hours each day without overtime pay, rest breaks or meal period breaks. The restaurant further failed to provide the workers itemized wage statements listing hours worked and rate of pay, as required by law. Three workers are due $38,585 in unpaid wages such as overtime and meal or rest breaks, while an $18,500 penalty was issued for failure to provide wage deduction statements and $8,700 penalty for failure to pay overtime and to provide rest and meal periods. Urasawa restaurant, a corporation, employs 8 workers.
Ikebana restaurant, owned by Jiyun Kim, was assessed $186,145.88 for failure to pay 42 workers minimum wages, overtime and split shift premiums and failure to provide meal breaks. Additionally, a $60,550 civil penalty was issued to Ikebana restaurant for failure to provide employees with accurate wage deduction statements and for violating child labor provisions. Seoul Jung, jointly owned by Jiyun Kim and Janice Yangee Ko, was assessed $165,709.29 for failing to pay overtime premiums to five workers. The citations issued to the two Northern California restaurants total $439,604.67, including penalties. During the period audited, Ikebana employed a staff of up to 14 workers, while Seoul Jung employed 6 workers.
The Labor Commissioner's office adjudicates wage claims, investigates discrimination and public works complaints and enforces state labor law. Additional information on labor laws and work-related topics are available on our website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
Employees with work-related questions or complaints may call the California Workers' Information Hotline at (866) 924-9757 for recorded information on a variety of work related topics.
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