Huddle House fined $110K for labor law violations

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Associated Press

Posted on October 25, 2011 at 12:02 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 25 at 12:02 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 30 Huddle House restaurants in Georgia, Missouri and West Virginia must pay fines and back pay for workers after federal authorities found franchises had "significant" violations of labor laws, including breaking child labor laws.

The federal department announced Monday that 128 employees of the Atlanta-based greasy spoon chain will get $60,594 in owed wages after investigators said some workers were not paid minimum wage or did not receive correct overtime pay.

The Georgia-based restaurant chain must also pay $48,317 in fines for child labor violations involving a 15-year-old employee who was allowed to work than legally allowed. Minors can work no more than three hours on a school day or 18 hours in a school week.

Officials with Huddle House did not immediately return requests for comment.

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