U.S. Department of Labor Finds Florida Keys Restaurant Owes $210,258 in Overtime Back Wages
MARATHON, FL – Marathon Paradise Inc., which operates a seafood restaurant based in Marathon, Florida, will pay $210,258 in back wages to 78 employees after a U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) investigation found the employer violated overtime and recordkeeping requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
WHD investigators determined that Marathon Paradise Inc. – doing business as Island Fish Company Restaurant – paid all employees straight-time instead of paying overtime at time-and-one-half for hours they worked beyond 40 in a workweek. The violations affected employees including servers, cooks, and dishwashers. Recordkeeping violations were cited when the employer failed to display legally required postings outlining FLSA requirements in a conspicuous area readily accessible by employees.
“The resolution of this case puts these wages into the hands of those who earned them, and demonstrates how our enforcement levels the playing field for law-abiding employers,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Tony Pham, in Miami. “We encourage employers to contact the Wage and Hour Division by phone, online, or to attend any of our outreach events for assistance and to learn more about their responsibilities.”
For more information about the FLSA and other laws enforced by the Wage and Hour Division, contact the toll-free helpline at 866-4US-WAGE (487-9243). Information is also available at https://www.dol.gov/whd.