N.Y. restaurateurs settle overtime-pay lawsuit for almost $1M

WESTBURY N.Y. Five Long Island restaurant operators agreed to pay nearly $1 million to settle a labor lawsuit claiming they failed to pay 192 employees for working overtime hours.

The settlement, a consent decree stating that the defendants neither admit nor deny guilt, followed a two-year investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Westbury, N.Y., office. The agreement calls for the five operators to pay $966,000 to current and former employees

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