Employer:                              Fayetteville Miyabi Inc., operating as Miyabi Japanese Steak Restaurant

Investigation site:                 1990 Skibo Road, Fayetteville, NC 28314

Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found that inaccurate timekeeping practices resulted in a minimum wage violation for not paying for all hours worked. Miyabi also paid some employees a flat salary for hours over 40 in a workweek. As a result, the employer failed to pay the required overtime.

Back Wages Recovered:       $25,617 in back wages for six workers                                        

Quote: “Employers that manipulate time records to avoid paying employees their legally earned wages harms workers and their families,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Richard Blaylock in Raleigh, North Carolina. “Employers who fail to realize this can quickly find themselves struggling to keep and find workers.”

Background: Employers can get more information about their responsibilities online, including a fact sheet that outlines how business can apply Fair Labor Standards Act wage laws for employees of restaurants and fast-food businesses.

Learn more about Wage and Hour Division.

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