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Restaurant employees poorly compensated in Austin

Posted on Monday, October 10th, 2016    

Federal authorities recently discovered that many restaurant owners in Austin, Texas are not properly paying their employees, an article of KVUE reported on October 7.

In the investigations conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD), 95 percent of restaurant owners were not properly paying their employees. The percentage of employers with violations between October of last year and June 2016 did drop by 3 percent compared to the previous fiscal year. One common problem is that restaurant employees in Texas are not receiving their overtime pay. Aside from wage-related violations, business owners were also found liable for violating proper timekeeping practices and child labor laws. Dr. David Weil of the WHD said such practices are unacceptable and they will address the issue moving forward.

If you suspect your employer is being unfair by not giving you the wages to which you are legally entitled, enlisting an employment attorney can help. Find out how an Austin attorney at Leichter Law Firm PC may be able to obtain your proper compensation today by calling (956) 205-0884.