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US Department of Labor recovers $167K in back wages, damages for 56 employees denied overtime by Utah restaurant operator

Jurassic Street Tacos failed to pay overtime, keep records as required

Employer name:            Jurassic Street Tacos LLC

Investigation site:          242 East University Parkway Orem, UT 84058

                                                  275 North 500 West Provo, UT 84601

                                                  3604 Pony Express Parkway Eagle Mountain, UT 84005 (Taco Truck Location)

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found the street tacos restaurant operator paid straight time for all hours worked and, by doing so, failed to pay overtime for hours over 40 in a workweek violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. The division also discovered the employer did not maintain accurate time records as the law requires.

Back wages recovered: $83,539 in back wages and $83,539 in liquidated damages to 56 workers                                                

Quote: Jurassic Street Tacos denied its workers their rightful wages by not paying them the overtime premium as required by federal law. Unfortunately, this type of violation is common in the food service industry and deprives too many hard working people of their full pay,” said Wage Hour District Director Kevin Hunt in Salt Lake City. “We encourage employers to contact us to make sure they understand the laws governing pay practices so they can avoid the costly consequences of not complying with the law.”

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Wage and Hour Division
April 18, 2023
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Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
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