041: Two Olympic gymnasts fined for Wage Theft and violating Employee Protection Laws

Situation

This case study profiles southern California youth gymnastics center Perfect Point Corporation, South Coast Gymnastics, and two owners Jia Wen and Xiaoping Li.

During a routine COVID-19 safety check, investigators with the labor department discovered the southern California gymnastics training facility routinely violated the state‚Äôs employee protection laws.  South Coast Gymnastics allegedly failed to pay minimum wages to their employees. Investigators also discovered South Coast Gymnastics failed to provide mandatory meal and rest breaks to their employees. 

We see in this case study how regulators in California deal with violations of employee protection laws. All information used in this case study came from a Department of Industrial Relations press release and one news article.