The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday that it reached a settlement with West Coast Customs of Corona. Forty-five employees will receive back wages.
Regulators say an investigation concluded that the company paid a weekly salary to workers regardless of the hours they actually worked, with some earning just $6 an hour.
Authorities also claimed the business misclassified some workers as independent contractors and failed to keep complete payroll records.
Messages to West Coast seeking comment weren’t immediately returned.