Urasawa Cited for Labor Violations
Sushi at Urasawa
California Labor Commissioner Julie A. Su has issued citations to restaurants across the state for violating various state labor laws. Urasawa, the famed sushi restaurant in Beverly Hills, was among those cited.
According to the Commissioner, the government's investigation found that Urasawa's kitchen staff often worked 10.5 hours a day without receiving overtime pay or proper rest and meal breaks. The restaurant also failed to issue wage statements itemizing the number of hours employees worked and their rate of pay, another violation of the California Labor Code.
In total, Urasawa has been assessed $65,785 for the violations -- that would be $38,585 in unpaid wages, plus penalties.
According to City News Service, Urasawa has no comment about the citations.
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