Carmichael Restaurant Forced To Pay $167,211 In Back Wage And Fines For Allegedly Breaking Overtime Laws

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CARMICHAEL (CBS13) – A Carmichael edifice is being made to wage backmost wages and damages aft it reportedly didn’t wage overtime wages to its employees.

The U.S. Department of Labor is reporting that  Lido Bar & Grill successful Carmichael didn’t grounds each of the hours its employees worked and broke national instrumentality by not paying them overtime.

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In a connection connected Friday, the Department said the edifice either, “paid the cooks a wage with nary overtime erstwhile they worked much than 40 hours successful a workweek oregon paid overtime hours successful currency astatine straight-time rates.”

As a effect of the investigation, the Department said was capable to retrieve $81,577 successful overtime backmost wage and $81,577 successful damages for 7 workers. It besides fined the restaurant’s proprietor $4,067 successful civilian penalties nether the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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“Restaurant workers supply indispensable services for the nationalist and enactment their section economies. Paying workers a wage does not relieve employers of their overtime wage obligations erstwhile employees enactment much than 40 hours successful a week,” said Wage and Hour Division Assistant District Director Patricia Canites. “Overtime wage violations are each excessively communal successful the edifice industry, and the U.S. Department of Labor is committed to utilizing each tools disposable – including litigation – against employers who interruption the instrumentality willfully, wounded workers and their families, and instrumentality an unlawful vantage of their competitors that abide by the law.”

Workers who would similar to record a ailment oregon person questions tin confidentially telephone the agency’s Wage and Hour Division.

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Information astir the FLSA and different laws enforced by the part tin beryllium recovered done the toll-free helpline: 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243).

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