Last month, DLSE investigators issued another $800,000 in fines to businesses in the restaurant industry for various labor law violations. The 29 investigators conducted 245 inspections in 26 counties across the state on January 21-22. A total of 143 employers were cited. Most of the fines ($676,000 issued to 129 employers) were the result of a failure to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Other violations included failure to pay minimum wage or overtime, failure to provide itemized deductions to employees, and failure to abide by child labor laws for minors under the age of 18.