ZipRealty settles labor suit for $586,000

State continues to press $17M wage suit

ZipRealty Inc. has agreed to pay $586,000 to settle claims by the California Labor Commissioner that the company failed to pay minimum and overtime wages to four of its agents in Kern County.

The Emeryville, Calif.-based brokerage denies the allegations, and California Labor Commissioner Julie Sue will continue to press a case filed on Sept. 26 in Alameda County seeking more than $17 million in back wages, damages and penalties on behalf of ZipRealty agents throughout California.