Labor Department Investigation Finds Taziki’s Violated Overtime Rules
UPDATE – 2/12/18
The U.S. Department of Labor Friday announced Taziki’s Mediterranean Café will pay $135,844 to employees after an investigation found the company violated overtime rules.
The restaurant chain failed to combine the hours individual employees worked at multiple locations to determine whether they were due overtime, according to the labor department’s investigation. The company instead issued the 26 employees involved multiple paychecks at each location, despite their combined hours exceeding 40 in a workweek.
Taziki’s also failed to pay workers for time spent traveling between restaurants, according to the labor department. “The resolution of this case puts these wages into the hands of those who earned them, and demonstrates how Department of Labor enforcement levels the playing field for law-abiding employers,” Kenneth Stripling, district director of the Wage and Hour Division said. “We encourage all employers to make use of the many tools our agency offers to help them understand their obligations and to avoid violations.”