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Federal lawsuit seeks back wages, OT for cooks and wait staff at Mexican restaurants

A federal lawsuit seeks back wages from several West Michigan restaurant operators for cooks and wait staff. (WWMT/MGN Online)

A federal lawsuit seeks back wages from several West Michigan restaurant operators on behalf cooks and wait staff.

The suit, filed July 5, 2018, in U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, claims the restaurant managers failed to pay the workers, who are from Mexico, the required minimum wage for their work, and that the employees regularly worked more than 40 hours without being paid overtime.

The lawsuit names Los Amigos in Kalamazoo and Portage, as well as Riveria Maya in Portage.

The businesses are accused of failing to pay proper minimum wage and overtime compensation to some employees--who worked at least 50 hours a week,

The lawsuit seeks unpaid wages from the popular restaurants.

At this point, the restaurants haven't responded to the lawsuit.


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