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Another One: Uptown Restaurant Hit With $250,000 in Labor Fines

Just last week, we reported on Fair Labor Standards Act fines that Jacques-Imo’s owed after several instances came to light. And now, the latest news for fine breaking is coming from Superior Seafood, per Eater NOLA. After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, the restaurant owes $238,000 in back wages and damages for past and present employees.

The investigation found them guilty of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. The restaurant failed to pay overtime in cases it was required and also mis-calculated hours, a very serious offense. They failed to combine hours for employees that worked in more than one occupation to see if they worked more than 40 hours in the workweek. These employees working more than the 40 hours should’ve been paid time and a half but instead only received the straight time rates. Because of this negligence, “the back wages and damages paid went to 222 employees.” 

Superior Seafood is known for their daily oyster happy hour, seafood-focused Creole fare, and prime spot along St. Charles Avenue. 

“Other employers in this industry should use the outcome of this case as an opportunity to review their own payroll practices and make sure they comply with the law.”

Wage and Hour Division District Director Troy Mouton 
 
 

Featured image via restaurant Facebook page. 

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