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Quincy restaurant ordered to pay over $40,000 in unpaid wages

Quincy restaurant ordered to pay over $40,000 in unpaid wages

1 month, 3 weeks ago by Scott Hardy

Maya Mexican Restaurant didn't pay some workers overtime, or Federal minimum wage

A Quincy restaurant has been ordered to pay $42,000 in unpaid wages to workers, and penalties, after an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor.

In a consent order issued January 18th in U.S. District Court in Springfield, Maya Mexican Restaurant and company President Rigoberto Cobian were found to have not paid workers overtime wages at the time and a half the hourly pay rate. The consent decree also found that some workers were paid less than the Federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. The Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found that 11 cooks, dishwashers and servers, and one non-exempt salaried manager were affected. The Department filed the suit in November 2021 after Cobian failed to reach a compliance agreement with the Wage and Hour Division. The consent order requires Maya and Cobian to immediately pay $15,000 in back wages and another $15,000 in liquidated damages within 120 days. They must also pay a $12,500 penalty within 6 months.

Maya and Cobian did not dispute the Labor Department's findings, and did not put on any defense over the charges. You can see the consent decree below.

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