Rams Food Inc., the operator of three Denny’s locations in the Houston area, has been cited for wage and overtime violations by U.S. labor officials.
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division said an investigation found Rams Food violated minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The investigation led to the recovery of $73,735 in back wages to 160 tipped employees, U.S. DOL said.
The division found Rams Food deducted the cost of uniforms from hourly and salaried employees illegally, causing minimum wage violations.
The employer also failed to combine all hours individual employees worked in multiple positions and at multiple locations for the business in the same workweek. By doing so, Rams Food failed to recognize and pay overtime when workers totaled more than 40 hours in a workweek.
Rams Foods also failed to maintain records accurately for tipped employees, in violation of the FLSA.
Source: U.S. Department of Labor
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