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SAN DIEGO -- All 62 corporate-owned Pizza Hut restaurants in San Diego County have been ordered to close their doors by upper management, 10News reported.
According to officials at Pizza Hut headquarters in Dallas, Texas, the restaurants have been temporarily closed because of some worker's compensation issue. The owner, RRLW Inc., faces 16 counts of violating California labor laws for operating without worker's compenation insurance, according to 10News. They said as soon as RRLW Inc. can secure the worker's compensation, the restaurants will be reopened.
The district attorney's insurance fraud unit is working with California Labor Commission on the case.
It is required by state law that all businesses have worker's compensation insurance to protect their employees from injury.
Deputy District Attorney Dominic Dugo explained why the charges are so serious.
"It's a serious violation because we believe they have over 1,000 employees, and many of these employees are kids ... they do get injured. With the hot pizza ovens and things like that, you have to have worker's comp insurance to protect your employees.
RRLW Inc., as well as it chief operating officers Michael Kevin Loyd and Jackie Lee Robinson, are set to be arraigned on June 17. Each count carries a maximum of one year in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
Meanwhile, the district attorney's office is suing RRLW Inc. for allegedly adding an energy surcharge to orders, without telling customers, according to 10News.
There is one independently-owned Pizza Hut in San Diego County. It is located on 306 Broadway in El Cajon