The owners of San Francisco’s Lucky River Restaurant have agreed to fork over $285,732 to eight employees after Department of Labor (DOL) investigators found they hadn’t received minimum wages or overtime pay. The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division also found the restaurant hadn’t maintained proper records of hours worked and wages paid.
Note: DOL investigators have the hospitality industry in their crosshairs. Hoteliers and restaurateurs shouldn’t plan on getting away with if they play fast and loose with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Now is the time to review pay procedures to ensure they comply.