A South Carolina restaurant pressured its 92 workers to contribute to an unlawful tip pool that included managers, based on labor division officers.
Now, the restaurant has to pay its staff again.
The Charleston restaurant, 167 Raw, required workers to share ideas with administration and different “typically non-tipped employees,” based on the U.S. Department of Labor.
Investigators stated the restaurant additionally violated federal minimal wage and time beyond regulation laws.
The restaurant didn’t pay workers “the difference between their direct wages and the federal minimum wage,” nor did it pay mandated time beyond regulation charges after staff exceeded a 40-hour workweek, officers stated.
The labor division stated it has recovered $624,017 in again wages for workers.
In 2021, the Wage and Hour Division recovered greater than $34.7 million for greater than 29,000 workers within the meals service trade, officers stated.