US Department of Labor recovers more than $142K for workers after investigation finds employer’s pay practices denied employees overtime wages
Employer: Señor Frog’s Orlando LLC
Investigation site: 8747 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Investigation findings: The employer paid straight-time rates for overtime hours – recorded on payroll as bonuses. By doing so, the employer paid overtime at rates lower than the law requires. Señor Frog’s also kept inaccurate pay records, another Fair Labor Standards Act violation.
Back Wages and Liquidated Damages Recovered: $71,262 in back wages and an equal amount in damages for 91 workers.
Quote: “The Wage and Hour Division too often finds violations by restaurant industry employers,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Wildalí De Jesús in Orlando, Florida. “Employers are required to pay workers their rightful wages by law. As businesses struggle to find people needed to succeed, those who deny workers full wages will find it hard to retain and recruit workers. Wage and Hour Division representatives urge employers to contact the agency to get the information they need and resolve compliance concerns.”
Background: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division mission is to ensure employers pay workers their rightful wages and honor protections afforded them by law. Employers can get more information about their responsibilities online, including a fact sheet that outlines how business can apply Fair Labor Standards Act wage laws for employees of restaurants and fast-food businesses. Learn more about Wage and Hour Division.