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News Release

U.S. Department of Labor Sets Up Hotline for Back Wages Owed Employees at New Jersey and New York Houlihan’s Restaurants

PHILADELPHIA, PA – The U.S. Department of Labor has established a hotline for 1,471 current and former Houlihan’s employees of 17 of the restaurant chain’s New Jersey and New York locations to assist them in recovering back wages and liquidated damages.

The restaurant chain’s employees in New Jersey in Bayonne, Brick, Bridgewater, Cherry Hill, Eatontown, Fairfield, Hasbrouck Heights, Holmdel, Lawrenceville, Metuchen/Woodbridge, New Brunswick, Paramus, Ramsey, Secaucus, and Weehawken; and in New York in Farmingdale and Westbury may call the Department’s Wage and Hour Division at 908-389-5442 for updates on back wage payments and to submit updated contact information.

On April 2, 2018, the Department filed a consent judgment in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey providing for the recovery of $5 million in back wages and liquidated damages for current and former Houlihan’s employees in New Jersey and New York to resolve the Department’s lawsuit alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The consent judgment was approved by the court on April 9.

For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Division, contact its toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the Division.

Wage and Hour Division
April 12, 2018
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Media Contact: Leni Fortson
Media Contact: Joanna Hawkins