Lawsuit: Eatery owners didn’t pay workers $130K in overtime
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The federal Department of Labor is suing the owners of two Kentucky brunch restaurants it says failed to pay workers more than $130,000 in overtime.
The Courier Journal reported Wednesday that the department says the Louisville North End Cafe restaurants owe 18 employees about $131,000 in unpaid overtime for work dating back to 2016. The department says the restaurant owners also owe the workers about the same amount in damages.
North End attorney John Walters says the lawsuit centers on whether the two restaurants should be treated as a single employer as they are separate companies. He says the owners believe they should be treated separately for overtime purposes.
The newspaper says the Department of Labor declined to comment further on the lawsuit filed this month.
Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com