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Federal investigation recovers $68K in owed wages, damages for 4 Dallas restaurant cooks denied overtime

Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant employees worked up to 60 hours a week

Employer name:                 Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operating as Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant

 Investigation site:           2905 West Chapel Extension

                                                    Dallas, TX 75220

Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operating as Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant, violated federal law by failing to pay four cooks time and one-half the regular rate of pay for hours over 40 per workweek. The division discovered the employer paid straight time for all hours worked to four cooks who worked from 50 to 60 hours per workweek.

Back wages recovered: $34,135 in owed wages and $34,135 in liquidated damages to four workers 

Quote: “The department’s investigation disclosed violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions,” said Wage and Hour District Director Jesus A. Valdez in Dallas. “The cooks at Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant worked 50 to 60 hours in a single workweek without overtime. Employers are encouraged to contact us should they have questions or concerns about overtime regulations.”

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Wage and Hour Division
October 26, 2023
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Media Contact: Juan Rodriguez
Media Contact: Chauntra Rideaux
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