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Proprietors of Koi Sued Over Worker Exploitation At Secondary Car Wash Business

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The Sikder family, owners behind Koi restaurant here in West Hollywood but with other locations in New York, Las Vegas and Bangkok, apparently also own a string of car wash businesses around town. Claims Journal reports that after a five month investigation the family is being sued over worker exploitation at the car washes, the works were denied "minimum wage and overtime, failed to pay wages owed to those who quit or were terminated, denied rest and meal breaks, and created false records of time worked...Additionally, the car washes required employees to report to work hours early and be available, unpaid, until business picked up. When workers were paid, many received paychecks that could not be cashed because of insufficient company funds." The $6.6 million lawsuit calls out car wash businesses in Fair Oaks, Folsom, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Santa Monica, San Ramon and Venice, if this is what's going down at their car wash businesses, who knows what happening at Koi.
·Hollywood Restaurant Owners Sued for Exploiting Workers [Claims Journal]

Koi Restaurant

730 La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90069 310 659 9449

Koi

730 N La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA, 90069

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