Lawsuit: CA assemblyman forced staffers to work for his law firm

By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog

A former employee of Assemblyman Steve Fox alleges that the Democratic lawmaker forced employees in his taxpayer-funded state office to work for his private law practice.

The allegations are contained in a lengthy complaint filed last Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court by Kristina Zahn, who worked as a paralegal at Fox’s law firm and later as a scheduler in his taxpayer-funded district office.

The lawsuit also claims the Palmdale legislator committed “serial violations of California wage and hour laws,” failed to pay his employees minimum wage, and required employees at his law firm to “perform between 15 and 25 hours per week of free labor on behalf of his campaigns.”

at Cal Watchdog.

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