Los Angeles, October 26, 2021 — The claims made by the California Labor Commissioner regarding supplemental paid sick leave (SPSL) are false. We are and have always been committed to complying with labor laws. In this digital age – when anybody can say anything, however untrue – trust and track record remain paramount. Our reputation and relationships with our valued employees are over two decades in the making, which is why our employees put their faith in us.
The citations which do not even explain the allegations are without merit, baseless and irresponsible. The Labor Commissioner ignores that we have paid over $1.6 million in COVID-19 leave to our valued employees. The citations and the Labor Commissioners’ press release are rich in heated invective are not supported by the evidence, facts or the law.
For over a year, we have attempted to work with the Labor Commissioner to provide proof of full compliance with SPSL. Our efforts have been ignored, and the latest citations border on frivolity. It is unfortunate that, despite our good faith efforts to resolve these misunderstandings, the Labor Commissioner acted without completing their investigation. We are confident that when all the facts are known, we will prevail in Court.
Eric W. Rose, Spokesperson for El Super
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