California Labor Commissioner Reaches $658K Settlement with Residential Care Facility

June 14, 2024

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office reached a $658,948 settlement with a Los Angeles residential care facility.

The settlement was to compensate 34 workers who were reportedly 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 seven 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.