11/04/2012 // Los Angeles, CA, USA // Keller Grover LLP // Eric Grover // (Blog)
Picking crops is back breaking work that comes with long hours in the blazing sun. Failing to pay these workers overtime or even minimum wage is not only illegal it’s immoral, says Eric Grover, a Los Angeles employment lawyer. These farmworkers deserve to be paid for the time that they work, and should not be taken advantage of. If the allegations are accurate, the Labor Commissioner is on the right side in prosecuting the farm labor contractor.
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Monterey, CA — California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su today filed a $1.6 million lawsuit in Monterey County Superior Court against a Greenfield farm labor contractor, Salvador Zavala Chavez dba Zavala Farms, for multiple violations including failure to provide minimum wage and overtime to approximately 150 workers covering more than 10 work locations, primarily in Monterey County. The lawsuit seeks $1.26 million in unpaid wages, overtime and penalties for ag workers.