Beverly Hills News
Urasawa Fined For Labor Violations
By Sami Mello
Mar 18, 2013 - 2:53:34 PM
BEVERLY HILLS—Fine-dining sushi establishment, Urasawa, is facing a hefty fine from the California State Labor Commissioner, after failing to provide its employees with decent wages.
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The renowned Rodeo Drive sushi restaurant was ordered to pay $65,785 in fines, by Commissioner Julie A. Su, last week.
After an investigation, it was found that Urasawa workers were underpaid. Commissioner Su determined that employees were not being compensated for working over 10.5 hours a day and they received no rest or meal breaks during their shifts.
The restaurant also failed to provide its employees with mandatory paperwork containing work hours and rate of pay.
Because of these violations, Urasawa will pay three of its workers $38,585 in unpaid wages and is ordered to pay the state a penalty of $27,200
According to an article published in the L.A. Times, Urasawa is the second most expensive restaurant in the world, with a $395-per-plate price tag and an average check amount of $1,111.
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