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California Labor Commissioner cites Vista-based bakery for nearly $1.3 million in unpaid wages

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Posted at 3:43 PM, Feb 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-10 19:22:51-05

VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) -- The California Labor Commissioner has filed a lawsuit and issued citations against a Vista-based bakery that reportedly owes nearly 200 employees unpaid wages and damages.

According to the office, Baked in the Sun, Inc. owes 189 employees nearly $1.3 million.

The figure includes $216,045 in minimum and contract wages, $20,855 in overtime wages, $58,716 in vacation wages, $190,704 in liquidated damages and $800,981 in waiting time penalties.

The commissioner says the business informed employees of layoffs in November of 2018 before closing its doors the following month.

Employees weren’t paid for their last two weeks of work or any of their accrued vacation wages, according to the state.

“State law provides that workers must be paid first when a business closes and its assets are sold,” said Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower. “My office has taken action to ensure these bakery employees receive the wages and penalties they are owed.”