Two car washes in Los Angeles County have been ordered to pay more than $1 million in back wages to its employees. Silver Lake Car Wash Inc. and Catalina Car Wash Inc. will pay $1 million in restitution to their workers who allege that they were deprived of minimum wages, overtime and rest breaks on a routine basis, according to an announcement from the city attorney’s office. Complaints against the car washes alleged that they paid workers a daily rate of $4.50 an hour for 10 hours of work, which is below the state’s minimum wage. The restitution will be paid to workers who worked at the car washes from January 18, 2014, to June 30, 2018.
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