Papa John’s franchisee ordered to pay in wage lawsuit

Papa John’s franchisee ordered to pay in wage lawsuit

New York State attorney general claims operator skimmed wages for years

A judge in New York has ordered a Papa John’s franchisee to pay nearly $800,000 over allegations that the operator underpaid employees and didn’t pay overtime.

Emstar Pizza Inc., which operates seven Papa John’s locations in Brooklyn and Queens, N.Y., along with its owners, Emmanuel and Uchenna Onuaguluchi, were ordered to pay workers $789,507.06 in unpaid wages, damages, interest and other costs.

The attorney general sued the franchisee in December, alleging that Emst

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