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Yonkers diner to serve up back pay for FLSA violations

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The Clairmont Diner in Yonkers will pay 28 employees $101,467 in back wages after investigators from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) uncovered numerous Fair Labor Standards Act violations.

The diner paid the workers straight salaries regardless of how many hours they worked each week. Often, the actual hourly wage fell below the federal minimum wage. The diner did not pay overtime.

Because the violations were willful, damages were doubled, and a $10,472 civil penalty was tacked onto the final tab. The diner must also install a time clock and accurately track each employee’s hours.

Advice: Correct pay issues before the WHD shows up at the kitchen door. Have your attorney sign off on your pay practices to ensure compliance.

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