More than 200 San Francisco workers received nearly $500,000 in back pay and overtime owed to them by employers, according to the local Wage and House Division of the U.S. Department of Labor.
An investigation by the agency found numerous businesses in the Richmond and Sunset districts and Chinatown were in violation of minimum wage, record-keeping and overtime-pay laws. A total of 207 workers from 18 restaurants will benefit from the settlement, which amounted to $491,852. Read More
A federal labor official has dismissed a challenge by Muni operators that sought to invalidate much of the voter-approved measure that gave the transit agency more leverage in negotiating contracts.
The Transport Workers Union Local 250-A, which represents about 2,000 Muni operators, filed the challenge in May with the Department of Labor in an effort to neuter Proposition G. Read More
WHAT: The U.S. Department of Labor fined three large Washington state strawberry growers $73,000 after finding children between the ages of 6 and 11 harvesting in their fields. Federal law bars children younger than 12 from such work. Read More