The CA Labor Board (not sure of real name) has been going around to massage establishments and giving out tens of thousands of dollars fines on a recent new law about misclassifying employees as independent contractors. The owners of these establishments are predominantly asian with minimal english skills. Many store, like my mom's, has been opened for more than five years and stared out under the direction of the city hall to classify our employees as independent. Are they allowed to fine people who clearly has no understanding of the situation and never even heard of the law until they were fined? Are they targeting small businesses with non english proficient owners? Shouldn't we only be fined if it was done intentionally?