CITY ATTORNEY FEUER FILES LAWSUIT AGAINST SILVER LAKE CAR WASH FOR ALLEGED WAGE THEFT

Updated: Feb 25


An empty Beverly Boulevard, across the street from Silver Lake Car Wash, which has an old fashioned "CAR WASH" sign.

LOS ANGELES – City Attorney Mike Feuer today announced that his office has filed a civil enforcement lawsuit against Silver Lake Car Wash, Inc. alleging the business routinely violated workers’ rights by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime, pay for all hours worked, and provide required breaks. The lawsuit is the result of a collaboration among the City Attorney’s Office, the California Department of Industrial Relations and Community Labor Environmental Action Network (CLEAN), a non-profit community organization that advocates for the rights of car wash workers and other low-wage workers in the Los Angeles area.

"Stealing wages from hard-working men and women, as we allege here, is reprehensible," said Feuer. "No employer should deny workers their basic rights to a minimum wage and overtime. Whether it’s truckers at the Port, home healthcare workers or car wash employees, my office will fight aggressively to protect workers' rights and ensure all workers are paid what the law demands."

"Unfortunately some employers choose to violate the rights of workers," said Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell. "I commend the Ci