One of our favorite late-night hangover busters just got popped by the U.S. Department of Labor for not paying its workers enough.
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La Tapatia, home of the best burrito al pastor money can buy at 2 a.m., has agreed to shell out $109,708 in back pay after an investigation by the Feds.
Says the Department of Labor:
The company not only paid servers straight time for all hours worked but also failed to pay overtime to non-exempt cooks.
"All employees are entitled to be paid the wages they have rightfully earned," said Cynthia Watson, the Wage and Hour Division's regional administrator for the Southwest. "We are pleased in this case that almost $110,000 will be recovered in back wages for these workers."
Yeah, we're pleased too, although we can't help but feel a little guilty about asking for so many salsa refills over the years. — Keith Plocek