Pictures
An integral service which Labor Law Employer Defense Corporation provides is that of working with employers who desire to establish a self compliance program which keeps their establishment operational within the confines of the law and addresses labor issues before they become concerns and eventual violations.  Here you will observe pictures of some establishments, in different industries, which required corrections to avoid lawsuits from their own employees.

WORKPLACE LUNCH AREA

California Labor Standards require a lunch area at the workplace.  Here is a picture of a machine shop lunch area, which should accommodate 47 employees.
   
HAND WASH SINK AT FOOD PACKING FACILITY

Here is the picture of a hand wash sink at a wholesale food packing facility.  The sink does not have hot running water and is extremely dirty.  This particular sink at this food processing plant had been the issue of monetary fines and penalties two weeks prior to this photo.  The conditions of this sink did not change due in part to the lack of responsibility supervisors exercised....  But the supervisors never had to pay the fines and penalties, the owners did!
   
RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE RESTROOM

Restaurants are required to maintain clean restrooms for employees with hot running water.  Here is the employee restroom of a very prominent restaurant, which was not clean and did not have hot water for employees.
   
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!!!

This is an apparel production facility that was raided by Federal Labor Inspectors...  This is what a typical sweatshop would look like on any given day.
   
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!!!!

This facility was closed by Federal Labor Investigators and here is one of the reasons:  A rice cooker was placed in and about cotton spools of thread and connected using a plug without a ground.
   
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!!!

This is a facility that was closed by Federal Labor Investigators.  Here you can observe the work station of an employee who only worked 4 hours per day at minimum wage, yet could afford a $1400.00 Louis Vuitton purse.  It was later discovered that this particular employee was working 12 hours per day and earning approximately $730.00 to $800.00 weekly, in cash.  Additionally, this particular employee was collecting welfare, housing, childcare, and food stamps...  Earning a net monthly income in excess of $6275.00.  The employer, and 12 employees were convicted of numerous felonies.
   
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!!!

Can you guess what is wrong with this picture?
   
CLOSED FOR BUSINESS!!!

Apparel Industry

Federal labor investigators closed this apparel production company for numerous violations, amongst them, having perishable foods on machines.
   
SPECIALIZED TACKING MACHINE

This is a specialized machine utilized in the apparel industry to sew clothing.  Federal as well as State Safety Laws require that the pulleys be covered with a pulley guard to avoid injury to employees.  A month after we brought this violation to the attention of our client they were inspected by Cal Osha...  The client had corrected the violation and avoided a minimum $5000.00 penalty.
   
PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES

This is the time card of an employee who worked at an apparel cutting service along with 52 other employees.  This employee decided on the first day of work that he no longer wanted to be employed at the facility and resigned.  The employer contacted his CPA and the CPA advised the employer to pay the employee, IN CASH and they would later 1099 the employee.  The California Labor Commission conducted a non-evasive compliance review of this business.  During the review the Investigator observed this time card and verified cash payment.  For this violation only, the employer was issued a $250.00 citation pursuant to California Labor Code section 226.  Upon a full review of records it was determined that this employer violated Section 226 a total of 83 times and was issued a subsequent citation in the amount of $20,750.00.  The Certified Public Accountant of the company refused to testify on behalf of their client and the employer was required to pay.
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