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Release Number: 2024-43
Date: June 12, 2024

The Labor Commissioner’s Office Reaches $658,948 Settlement for Workers at Edgewood Residential Care Facility

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: The Labor Commissioner’s Office is committed to collecting owed wages from residential care employers engaged in wage theft. Employees that worked at Edgewood Residential Facility between May 25, 2020 and August 10, 2023, should contact the LCO at 833-LCO-INFO (833-526-4636), as they may be entitled to owed wages and damages under this settlement agreement.

Los Angeles—The Labor Commissioner's Office (LCO) has reached a settlement of $658,948 with a Los Angeles residential care facility to compensate 34 workers who were not paid for all hours worked. The LCO began investigating reports in 2023 that workers at Edgewood Residential Facility were working up to 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, barred from leaving work, not paid for all hours including overtime, forced to work through rest and meal breaks, and were given wage statements without required information such as overtime or late meal periods.
The settlement collects wages and damages with $608,948 of the total payable to the workers for overtime wages, minimum wages, meal period violations, rest period violations, waiting time penalties, liquidated damages, and wage statement violations. The remaining $50,000 is owed in civil penalties payable to the state.

What Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower said: “This case shows that my office continues to strongly enforce California’s labor laws and take action to stop wage theft and recover wages for workers.”

The Labor Commissioner's office (LCO) has reached a settlement of $ 658,948 with Edgewood Residential Care Facility located inn Los Angeles, CA

The Labor Commissioner’s Reaching Every Californian outreach campaign builds pathways to communities that do not have an existing connection to the LCO within their family network or community resources. This campaign amplifies basic protections and builds pathways to vulnerable populations, providing critical information to workers and employers on legal protections and obligations, as well as the Labor Commissioner’s enforcement procedures. Californians can follow the Labor Commissioner on Facebook and Twitter.

Media Contact: Communications@dir.ca.gov, (510) 286-1161