A Kearney, Neb., pizza and burger restaurant and its owner have been ordered to pay $17,216 – $8,608 in back wages and an equal amount in liquidated damages — to 13 workers after the U.S. Department of Labor found federal overtime and recordkeeping violations.
The DOL said U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf entered the judgment and injunction against The Flippin Sweet Eateries and its owner, Jason B. Alexander and prohibited them permanently from future FLSA violations.
The court entered the default judgment after the defendants failed to comply with court orders and respond to a complaint filed in 2019 by the department.
The DOL’s Wage and Hour Division found the restaurant wrongly classified workers as exempt from overtime when they were not.
The employer failed to pay employees overtime at time-and-one-half their hourly rate when they worked more than 40 hours in a workweek and failed to maintain accurate records of employees’ wages, both FLSA violations, the DOL said.
Secretary of Labor vs. The Flippin Sweet Eateries, Jason B. Alexander; Civil Action Number: 7:19-cv-5005
Source: U.S. DOL
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