Employer name:        Boom-a-Rang DinerInvestigation site:      53 locations in OklahomaInvestigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found 53 locations of Boom-a-Rang Diner failed to include employee monthly performance bonuses to non-exempt management personnel in their regular pay rate when computing overtime wages, as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. Back wages and damages: $54,423 in back wages and $54,423 in liquidated damages to 107 employeesQuote: “Restaurant employers must ensure that workers receive all the wages they earn – including proper overtime wages. They must include all non-discretionary bonus payments in overtime computations,” explained Wage and Hour District Director Michael Speer in Oklahoma City. “The Wage and Hour Division is here to answer any questions or concerns regarding pay practices from employers or workers.”Background: The Wage and Hour Division enforces laws governing pay practices and other labor standards, including the Fair Labor Standards Act. Please review our Fact Sheet for general information regarding the regular rate of pay under the FLSA. Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, including a search tool to use if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division. Workers and employers can contact the division confidentially at its toll-free number, 1-866-4-US-WAGE (487-9243). The division protects workers regardless of immigration status and can communicate with workers in more than 200 languages.Lea en Español

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