Brownsville Restaurants Pay Damages To Employees After Investigations

10 months 1 day 22 hours ago Monday, August 05 2019 Aug 5, 2019 August 05, 2019 2:56 PM August 05, 2019 in News - Local
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BROWNSVILLE - After investigations by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division at three Brownsville  restaurants.


Chavez All Natural Inc.,operating as 100% Natural, paid $39,220 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages to 25 employees.


The restaurants violated  the Fair Labor Standards Act's minimum wage and overtime requirements.


WHD found the employer paid some employees in cash, off the books, and failed to pay them the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.


Additionally, the employer paid employees in cash straight time rates for overtime hours, also off the records.


The lack of recordkeeping for these employees also violated FLSA recordkeeping requirements.

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