WAGE THEFT: Owner of Six Care Homes Busted for Paying Caregivers Less than $3 per Hour

Adat Shalom Busted for Wage Theft
One of the care homes of Adat Shalom located at 22615 Kittridge Street, West Hills, CA

The California Labor Commissioner’s Office busted the owner of six care homes for wage theft and other labor law violations.

Adat Shalom Board & Care operates six facilities for the elderly in the West Hills neighborhood of San Fernando Valley. The company required its caregivers to provide care for its elderly residents 24 hours a day, six days a week.

The live-in caregivers were responsible for monitoring and caring for elderly residents and hospice patients. Many of the elderly residents are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia.

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According to the Labor Commissioner’s Office, Adat Shalom underpaid its 149 former and current live-in caregivers. For years, its live-in caregivers were only paid less than $3 per hour for their work. They received a fixed salary ranging from $1,500 to $1,800 a month or $2.40 to $2.88 an hour.

Caregivers vulnerable to wage theft

In a statement, Labor Commissioner Julie Su, said, “Adult care facilities require caregivers to work around the clock, making workers in this industry vulnerable to wage theft and exploitation.”