2019 What's New Archive

Division of Labor Standards Enforcement



August 2020

August 12, 2020 Labor Commissioner’s Office Reaches $2.6 Million Settlement Securing Unpaid Wages for 133 Bay Area Restaurant Workers
August 5, 2020 Labor Commissioner’s Office Files Lawsuits against Uber and Lyft for Engaging in Systemic Wage Theft

July 2020

July 13, 2020 Labor Commissioner’s Office Files Suit Against Gig-Economy Car Wash Company for Misclassifying and Underpaying Workers

March 2020

March 13, 2020

Attorney General Becerra, Labor Commissioner’s Office Challenge Federal Action Undermining Protections for Bus Drivers

March 10, 2020 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Restaurant Owners Over $2 Million for Wage Theft

December 2019

December 16, 2019 California Labor and Workforce Development Agency Launches Employment Status Law Resource Website for Workers and Employers
December 5, 2019 California’s Minimum Wage to Increase to $13 per Hour for Large Employers, $12 per Hour for Small Employers

November 2019

November 5, 2019 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Inventory Company, Grocers More Than $1.6 Million for Wage Theft Violations
Man Pleads to Immigration Fraud Targeting Chinese Nationals

July 2019

July 3, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Daly City Residential Care Facility for Wage Theft – 48 Workers Owed more than $631,000

June 2019

June 20, 2019 Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration by June 30
Contractors can now register for up to three fiscal years
June 11, 2019 Attorney General Becerra Urges Federal Government to Protect Meal and Rest Breaks for Bus Drivers

May 2019

May 29, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Issues Wage Theft Citations for Subcontractor’s Failure to Pay 62 Construction Workers
General contractor also found responsible for unpaid wages under contractor liability law that went into effect in 2018

April 2019

April 30, 2019 DIR Offices in Santa Ana Move to New Location
April 24, 2019 Public Works Contractors: Renew Registration Starting May 1
Contractors can now register for up to three fiscal years
April 17, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites Playa Vista Car Wash More Than $2.36 Million for Wage Theft of 64 Workers

March 2019

March 27, 2019 DIR Shares Questionnaire for Pre-Qualification of Contractors Seeking to Bid on Public Works Projects
March 18, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Recovers $1 Million in Unpaid Wages for 239 Restaurant Workers

February 2019

February 25, 2019 Attorney General Becerra, California Labor Commissioner’s Office File Charges Against Operators of Underground Garment Shop Licensing Scheme
February 19, 2019 DIR Issues Notice of Public Hearing on April 2 for Proposed Public Works Contractor Registration Regulations
February 13, 2019 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Reminds Employers that Valid Workers’ Compensation Insurance is Required
February 11, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Cites RDV Construction $12 Million for Wage Theft Affecting More Than 1,000 Workers

January 2019

January 24, 2019 California Labor Commissioner’s Office Posts Guidance on Agricultural Overtime Pay Schedule in Effect This Year
January 22, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Reaches $4 Million Settlement for 380 Bay Area Restaurant Workers
January 9, 2019 Labor Commissioner’s Office Secures $1.7 Million in Unpaid Wages for 56 Bay Area Restaurant Workers
January 2, 2019 Labor Commissioner Posts List of Port Trucking Companies with Unsatisfied Judgments for Labor Violations
Businesses that Hire Companies on the List to Share Liability for Subsequent Violations