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Cheesecake Factory Restaurants found liable in $4.57m janitorial wage theft case

13 Jun 2018 8:11 AM | IJCSA - (Administrator)
Cheesecake Factory Restaurants found liable in $4.57m janitorial wage theft case - US-based full-service chain Cheesecake Factory Restaurants has been found liable in a $4.57m wage theft violations case involving 559 janitorial workers. California Labour Commissioner’s Office said the janitors worked at the restaurant chain’s eight locations in Orange and San Diego counties.


The workers were managed by Magic Touch Commercial Cleaning, which was subcontracted by the Cheesecake Factory’s janitorial contractor Americlean Janitorial Services Corp. As per the citations, Magic Touch owner Zulma Villegas must pay $3.936m to the workers for unpaid minimum wages and overtime, liquidated damages, waiting time penalties and meal and rest period violations. It also includes a fine of $632,750 to be paid for properly itemised pay stubs and other civil penalties. Americlean Janitorial Services is also liable in the case.

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