Existing state law grants a worker the right to recover restitution and liquidated damages in a minimum wage claim hearing or lawsuit. However, as it pertains to field investigations, the Labor Commission does not have the authority to collect liquidated damages on behalf of the workers as the Labor Commissioner may only: 1) assess a civil penalty against the employer, or 2) recover wages owed to the worker. AB 442 fills the remaining gap in the Labor Commissioner’s authority by allowing the collection of minimum wage liquidated damages for entitled workers.
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