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Date:  June 18, 2013

Contact:  Jose A. Carnevali

Phone:  415-625-2631

U.S. Department of Labor
Wage and Hour Division
Release Number: 13-1109-SEA (SF-78CH)

Court grants hearing seeking protection from threats and retaliation for Washington state masseuses, restaurant workers ( Chinese Versioin)

US Labor Department finds wages, damages due to Bellingham and Lynnwood employees

SEATTLE -- The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint in U.S District Court in Seattle seeking to recover overtime back wages and damages for approximately 100 workers employed by the owners of a restaurant and multiple massage therapy locations in Washington state. The court has granted a request by the department for a preliminary injunction hearing seeking to protect workers from threats and retaliation by the employers. The hearing is scheduled for June 19.

The department’s Wage and Hour Division determined that Bellingham-based J & J Mongolian Grill, Spa Therapy and their owners failed to pay federal minimum wage and overtime to cooks, kitchen helpers, cashiers and masseuses, in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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