A California adult care provider owes workers more than $690,000 in unpaid wages and damages after denying them some of their earnings, according to the Labor Department.
Neldy’s RC Inc. operates as Neldy’s Adult Residential Care Home and is based in Garden Grove. did not add up all the hours worked By some employees, according to a Jan. 10 news release from the Labor Department. It also paid them multiple salaries to cover up the fact that they were not receiving wages, the ministry said.
Workers were forced to work with occasional meal breaks, and providers did not keep accurate time and salary records, the release said.
The person who answered the care home phone said the supervisor wouldn’t be there until the afternoon.
The court ordered Neldy’s to pay $690,696 ($345,348 in unpaid wages and $345,348 in damages) to the 108 affected employees, the release said. According to the release, providers will have to pay as much as $25,000 in civil penalties for “willful violations.”
The court order barred providers from committing further violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the release said.The providers have 12 locations in California’s Orange and Riverside counties, according to the Department of Labor.
The Labor Department investigated the company’s wage practices from 2013 to 2016 and found it violated minimum wage and overtime regulations, the release said. Through these investigations, the department recovered him $1,069,730 for his 58 workers.
“The court action and our investigation send a clear message to hold unscrupulous care industry employers accountable for their attempts to exploit workers and deprive them of their hard-earned wages. “The fact that the operators of Nerdy’s Adult Residential Care Home continue to blatantly abuse workers’ rights, despite previous violations, is unacceptable,” the San Diego Time Division said in a statement. , really appalling.”
Garden Grove is about 30 miles southeast of Los Angeles.
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