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California Labor Department – Wage Theft Claims and Judgements – March 2022

The California Department of Industrial Relations maintains a database of wage theft claims presented to the office by employees against individuals and corporations. When a wage claim is filed, the Labor Commissioner’s Office investigates the claim, and publicly posts information about the name of the organization or individual, the date of the claim, and additional information such as the type of industry.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office also lists all labor judgements for wage theft, misclassification, and other labor issues.

Below are updates for March 2022, data from a search of the government labor databases on April 26th, 2022.

If you believe you are not being paid for all of the time you have worked, are not being paid the overtime due to you or are misclassified, we invite you to schedule a consultation with an employment lawyer at Schneider Wallace Cottrell Konecky LLP. Schneider Wallace is a national law firm that represents employees in a wide range of employment law cases, including class action lawsuits involving the failure to pay wages, overtime pay and commissions. Contact us at 800-689-0024.

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California Wage Judgements, March 2022

California reported 187 judgements in March 2022, after excluding duplicates of the same monetary judgement delivered under multiple judgements (such as an owner and their company each receiving the same judgement value).

California Wage Judgements March 2022, By Labor Office

March 2022 California Wage Judgements by Labor Office, ranked by total judgement value:

Judgement Total, by Labor Office

Judgment Totals

Van Nuys BOFE

 $                   6,333,211.68

Los Angeles WCA

 $                   1,253,585.62

Los Angeles GARMENT

 $                       795,012.30

Salinas WCA

 $                       578,892.69

San Jose WCA

 $                       381,302.44

Santa Ana WCA

 $                       365,693.88

Long Beach WCA

 $                       286,773.03

Sacramento WCA

 $                       269,883.99

Van Nuys WCA

 $                       165,204.96

Santa Rosa WCA

 $                       116,231.81

San Bernardino WCA

 $                         86,800.86

Santa Barbara WCA

 $                         49,031.05

San Diego WCA

 $                         19,432.61

Oakland WCA

 $                         11,614.17

Redding WCA

 $                            2,979.95

Grand Total

 $                 10,715,651.04

March 2022 California Wage Judgements, ranked by number of judgements:

Number of Unique Judgements, by Labor Office

Number of Unique Judgements

Los Angeles WCA

56

Santa Ana WCA

26

Long Beach WCA

18

Los Angeles GARMENT

17

San Jose WCA

16

Sacramento WCA

15

San Bernardino WCA

11

Salinas WCA

8

Santa Barbara WCA

6

Santa Rosa WCA

5

San Diego WCA

3

Van Nuys WCA

2

Oakland WCA

2

Van Nuys BOFE

1

Redding WCA

1

Grand Total

187

Los Angeles maintains a separate garment office, as California and Southern California have the largest per capita employment in the garment industry in the United States. Garment workers frequently face issues of unpaid labor, whether it be unpaid labor worked or underpayment such as failure to pay overtime.

California Wage Judgements March 2022, By Industry

March 2022 California Wage Judgments, by Industry (minimum $100,000):

Judgement by Industry (min $100,000)

Sum of Judgment Total

Other Residential Care Facilities

 $                   6,478,762.14

Apparel Manufacturing

 $                       795,012.30

Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

 $                       480,177.71

Full-Service Restaurants

 $                       384,706.46

Process, Physical Distribution, and Logistics Consulting Services

 $                       280,097.40

Car Washes

 $                       190,099.40

Automotive Mechanical and Electrical Repair and Maintenance

 $                       168,636.62

Residential Mental Health and Substance Abuse Facilities

 $                       137,862.89

Restaurants and Other Eating Places

 $                       137,114.38

Tax Preparation Services

 $                       126,419.80

Security Guards and Patrol Services

 $                       110,978.29

Construction

 $                       104,453.56

California Wage Judgements March 2022, By Courthouse

March 2022 California Wage Judgments, by Courthouse, ranked by total judgements:

Judgement Total by California Court

Sum of Judgment Total

California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, Stanley Mosk Courthouse

 $                   8,604,738.92

California Superior Court, County of Monterey, Monterey Courthouse

 $                       553,283.19

California Superior Court, County of Orange, Central Justice Center

 $                       365,693.88

California Superior Court, County of Sacramento, Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse

 $                       264,873.28

California Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, Downtown Superior Court

 $                       231,008.31

California Superior Court, County of San Mateo, Southern Branch: Hall of Justice

 $                       166,199.34

California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, Alhambra Courthouse

 $                       165,204.96

California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, George Deukmejian Courthouse

 $                         72,131.63

California Superior Court, County of Sonoma, Hall of Justice

 $                         56,059.97

California Superior Court, County of Solano, Old Solano Courthouse

 $                         53,886.60

California Superior Court, County of Ventura, Hall of Justice

 $                         49,031.05

California Superior Court, County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino Justice Cntr

 $                         35,073.26

California Superior Court, County of Riverside, Palm Springs Courthouse

 $                         27,000.57

California Superior Court, County of San Diego, Hall of Justice

 $                         19,432.61

California Superior Court, County of Riverside, Corona Courthouse

 $                         16,439.11

California Superior Court, County of Alameda, René C. Davidson Courthouse

 $                         11,614.17

California Superior Court, County of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Courthouse

 $                            9,704.29

California Superior Court, County of Mendocino, Mendocino County Courthouse

 $                            6,285.24

California Superior Court, County of Placer, Placer County Superior Court

 $                            5,010.71

California Superior Court, County of Sutter, Sutter County Superior Courthouse

 $                            2,979.95

Grand Total

 $                 10,715,651.04

The Superior Court of Los Angeles had over eight million in judgements for wage claims in March, thanks to the six million judgment against a residential care facility. Workers in any environment, including patient care, must be fully relieved of duty for a meal to be unpaid, must be relieved of duty during breaks, and must be paid overtime unless an exempt employee.

March 2022 California Wage Judgments, by Courthouse, ranked by number of unique judgements:

Number of Unique Labor Judgements by California Court

Unique Judgements

California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, Stanley Mosk Courthouse

91

California Superior Court, County of Orange, Central Justice Center

26

California Superior Court, County of Sacramento, Gordon D. Schaber Courthouse

13

California Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, Downtown Superior Court

12

California Superior Court, County of San Mateo, Southern Branch: Hall of Justice

6

California Superior Court, County of Ventura, Hall of Justice

6

California Superior Court, County of Monterey, Monterey Courthouse

5

California Superior Court, County of Riverside, Palm Springs Courthouse

4

California Superior Court, County of San Diego, Hall of Justice

3

California Superior Court, County of Riverside, Corona Courthouse

3

California Superior Court, County of San Bernardino, San Bernardino Justice Cntr

3

California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, Alhambra Courthouse

2

California Superior Court, County of Placer, Placer County Superior Court

2

California Superior Court, County of Solano, Old Solano Courthouse

2

California Superior Court, County of Alameda, René C. Davidson Courthouse

2

California Superior Court, County of Mendocino, Mendocino County Courthouse

2

California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, George Deukmejian Courthouse

2

California Superior Court, County of Sonoma, Hall of Justice

1

California Superior Court, County of Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Courthouse

1

California Superior Court, County of Sutter, Sutter County Superior Courthouse

1

Grand Total

187

California Wage Judgements March 2022, All Judgements Over $25,000:

March 2022 California Wage Judgments over $25,000, corporations and LLCs:

Defendant/Employer Name

Judgment Total

Adat Shalom Board & Care, Inc., a California Corporation dba Adat Shalom…

$6,333,211.68

Knights Inn-Carmel Hill Lodge, a General Partnership

$251,292.63

Judi’s Bedford, LLC, ; Judi’s Deli LLC, California Limited Liability Companies

$224,458.17

Tom & Jerry Fashion, Inc., a California Corporation

$159,645.70

Bright Star Logistics, Inc., a California Corporation

$113,801.36

Accommo Plus Service

$113,321.40

Richard’s Auto Electric & Repair Incorporated, a California Corporation

$83,175.69

Silver Dream Productions, Inc., a California Corporation

$82,602.48

STARLITE, INC. dba STARLITE EMBLEM, a Foreign Corporation

$82,602.48

LOVE CULTURE INC., a California Corporation,

$80,512.67

Mystic, Inc., a California Corporation

$80,512.67

Ohana Hospitality, LLC, a California limited liability company

$77,202.00

T-H Production, Inc., a California Corporation

$70,787.33

BLACKLINE CAPITAL, INC ; Blackline Partners, LLC, Nevada Limited Liability Companies

$63,209.90

22nd Century Technologies, Inc., a Foreign Corporation

$62,449.88

T-H Production, Inc., a California Corporation

$57,233.76

Precision River K9 LLC, a California Limited Liability Company

$52,402.75

Novel Cafe, Inc., a California Corporation

$37,480.56

Milkcow USA, Inc., a California Corporation

$37,480.56

Insoo, Inc., a New Jersey Corporation dba Biyako

$37,036.07

Treeti Inc., a Delaware Corporation

$36,335.05

Century 1318, Inc, a California Corporation

$36,052.67

Airport 52, Inc., a California Corporation

$36,052.67

Arriva Best Security, Inc., a California Corporation

$35,093.46

Dubspot NY, LLC, a New York Limited Liability Company

$31,752.46

DSLA, LLC, a California Limited Liability Company

$31,752.46

Unified Film Group Inc, a California Limited Liability Company

$31,308.12

DGWB, INC., a California Corporation

$30,323.11

Dominion Construction Management LLC, a California limited liability company

$30,059.77

Calcrete Construction, Inc., a California Corporation

$30,059.77

Jeffrey Von Hill, DO PA, a California Corporation

$27,483.78

Malvi Systems LLC, a Limited Liability Company

$26,915.28

GGN Gaming Inc., a Delaware Corporation

$26,041.36

Bellatorra Skin Care, LLC, a Texas Limited Liability Company

$25,993.72

California Wage Claims, March 2022

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) reported over 3,000 wage claims in March of 2022. The DIR handles thousands of claims a month. Employees can in addition to reporting wage claims such as lost wages, unpaid wages, unpaid overtime or commissions to the DIR, can contact an attorney to assist with a claim. 

Schneider Wallace is a premier California wage attorney law firm, ready to review your claim for free and offer assistance if you were underpaid. Contact us at 800-689-0024.

March 2022 California Wage Judgments, by Courthouse:

March 2022 Wage Claims, By Labor Office

March 2022 Wage Claims

Sacramento WCA

409

San Bernardino WCA

349

Los Angeles WCA

313

Santa Ana WCA

249

Bakersfield WCA

241

Long Beach WCA

229

San Jose WCA

188

Fresno WCA

184

Santa Barbara WCA

174

San Francisco WCA

174

San Diego WCA

138

Redding WCA

110

Van Nuys WCA

100

Oakland WCA

85

Stockton WCA

80

Salinas WCA

52

Santa Rosa WCA

42

Los Angeles GARMENT

6

Grand Total

3123

March 2022 California Wage Judgments, by Industries with 25 or more claims:

Claims by Industry, 25 or More, March 2022

Number of Wage Claims

Couriers and Express Delivery Services

144

Restaurants and Other Eating Places

123

Full-Service Restaurants

105

Farm Labor Contractors and Crew Leaders

104

Construction

91

Security Guards and Patrol Services

78

Home Health Care Services

64

Agriculture

52

Limited-Service Restaurants

44

Supermarkets and Other Grocery (except Convenience) Stores

43

Truck Transportation

41

General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

40

Employment Placement Agencies

40

Hotels (except Casino Hotels) and Motels

36

Temporary Help Services

34

Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services

31

Assisted Living Facilities for the Elderly

29

All Other Miscellaneous Store Retailers (except Tobacco Stores)

29

Investigation and Security Services

28

Electrical Contractors and Other Wiring Installation Contractors

26

Janitorial Services

26

Residential Building Construction

25

Courier services lead in individual wage claims as an industry category with 144 claims. Restaurants and eating places had even more claims a combined 272 claims, split across the categories of full-service restaurants, limited-service restaurants, and other eating places.

Other industries with frequent wage claims appear on the list, including construction, security guards, and agriculture work. Construction workers can frequently be misclassified, while security guards frequently face unpaid labor in the form of unpaid overtime or working through meals and breaks.

Failure to Pay Wages, Overtime and Commissions

California state law and federal law regulate payment of minimum wage, overtime and commissions.

Right to pay can be complicated by unique employment relationships, such as independent contractors, tipped workers and commission-based positions. In addition, matters concerning deductions, holidays, meal periods and rest periods often arise.

Legal Consult with Experienced Employment Lawyers

Consult with Schneider Wallace to resolve wage claims and employment disputes. We invite you to schedule a consultation with an employment law attorney in our Bay Area and Los Angeles, California offices.

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