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California Car Wash Company Fined $2.4M in Wage Case

April 17, 2019, 7:44 PM

A Southern California car wash company was fined more than $2.36 million for alleged wage violations that affected 64 workers.

The Labor Commissioner’s Office cited Century City-based Centinela Car Wash Inc., known as Playa Vista Car Wash, for allegedly failing to properly pay and provide breaks for dozens of workers. The fines represent the largest-ever issued against a car wash business, the office said April 17.

The company’s president, Hooman Nissani, and general manager, Keyvan Shamshoni, both were held jointly and separately liable for the alleged wage theft violations.

“Under California law, the Labor Commissioner’s Office has authority to cite...

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