A meat market in Selma will be forced to pay over $149,000 in back wages to its employees for violating federal labor pay standards.
The employer of Alfonso’s Carniceria, Inc., also known as Alfonso’s Meat Market, reportedly violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not properly paying his employees. Instead of paying overtime at time-and-a-half workers’ regular rates of pay, as the law requires, the employer paid for overtime hours at straight-time rates, in cash, off the books.
The employer also failed to pay cashiers, prep cooks and the butcher’s assistant for all the hours that they worked.
The market owner will pay $74,862 in back wages and an equal additional amount in liquidated damages totaling $149,724 to eight employees, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
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