I worked at del taco for one month. The little time that I was there they failed to follow proper health regulations. They also violated a lot of labor laws. I can list quite a few of them.
1)There is a law for minors who work. they are not allowed to work past 11 p.m. on a day before school and before 5 am. Well Del Taco has minors work the graveyard shift which is 12 midnight until 8 am. The manager knows that she can not have this happen. But she does it regardless.
2)Most workplaces are required to give you at least a 5 hour break between shifts. Well at this particular place they expect you to be able to work from 12 midight until 7 p.m. (19 hours)with only one 30 minute break and then come back in 4 hours later.
3)It is a law that when you fire some one you are required to have thier final paycheck on thier last day of work. well they fired me on Dec. 27, 2005 it is now Jan. 4, 2006 and i have not recieved my final paycheck.
4)It is also required that the employer informs an employee that they have been terminated. Well, needless to say, i was not informed until i physically went there. i had tried calling but they never answer the phone.
5)From what I understand, when perparing food of any sort you are supposed to wear gloves. Well the only time that they use gloves is when they put the chicken to cook. they touch the tortillas then they touch the meat then they touch the condoments. all without wearing gloves.
6)When a coustomer is ordering the cashiers will wait for the coustomer to decide what to order but while waiting they start to complain to the other employees that the coustomer is taking to long. Though the manager may be there they will countine to act in this manner.
So I advise anyone who goes to the Del Taco in San Pedro, CA. to please stop going. Because aside from all the things that i listed i decided to eat lunch there one day and i got sick off of the food the food always taste old and nasty! please do not go there.
San Pedro, California