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Jerry Brown Throws Down: Restaurant-Owning Sikder Family Sued – Yellowtail Tartare and Kobe Beef Carpaccio No Defense

Monday, October 4th, 2010

Our California Attorney General Jerry Brown can’t abide those who own high-end Hollywood resturants and car washes and stuff, but who don’t want to follow our Wage and Hour laws.

So he’s going after the Sikder family today.

This is Koi restaurant, not to be confused with Orange County’s Koisan, which is ”not affiliated with Koi Restaurant, Koi.com, Sikder Holdings, Inc., or any of Sikder Koi Marks.” OK then.

El Protector de la Gente, Jerry Brown:

via Thomas Hawk

All the deets:

Brown Sues Car Washes Run by Owners of High-End Hollywood Restaurant for Failing to Pay Workers

LOS ANGELES – Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. today filed a $6.6 million lawsuit against eight car washes owned by members of the Sikder family — proprietors of the Hollywood restaurant named Koi — after an investigation revealed a “widespread pattern of worker exploitation,” unpaid wages and illegal business practices. 

“While Koi served up yellowtail tartare and Kobe beef carpaccio to Hollywood celebrities, the restaurant’s owners routinely denied wages, breaks and overtime pay to workers at their unlicensed car washes,” Brown said. “Today’s lawsuit seeks to end this widespread pattern of worker exploitation.” 

Brown’s lawsuit caps a five-month investigation of eight Sikder-owned car washes in Fair Oaks, Folsom, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Santa Monica, San Ramon and Venice

Investigators interviewed more than 80 workers and found the car washes routinely denied workers 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. 

Ever more deets, after the jump

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