Sex Toy Manufacturer Sued for Stiffing Workers

San Francisco company may make top-of-the line erotic playthings, but also pays bottom-barrel wages

By Jackson West
|  Wednesday, Oct 7, 2009  |  Updated 3:52 PM EDT
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Near this quiet corner in San Francisco's dogpatch neighborhood, workers producing sex toys were allegedly getting shafted.

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As anyone who's spent much time around the erotic entertainment industry knows, the reality of the business is much less sexy than the general public might imagine.

A company in San Francisco, Vixen Creations, makes safe, quality toys for all your orificial needs -- unless those needs are legally mandated overtime pay, according to a lawsuit brought by five employees.

The five employees worked in production and shipping, with wages starting at $10 to $13 an hour before annual raises.

However, they say the company only paid overtime when they worked over 40 hours in a week, not eight hours in a day as required by California law.

Further, the company is accused of willfully under reporting hours and wages on payroll statements.

The employees are asking for full restitution, legal fees, applicable penalties and damages.

Jackson West figures most of us are f**cked daily by capitalism, no dildo necessary.

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