Anthanasios Tohovitis, the owner of the Douglas Avenue Diner, is being sued for not paying overtime wages to some of his employees over the past three years, according to a story by the Journal Times.
Antonio Aburto, a former employee, and a group of 10 other employees filed the suit in U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Wisconsin last month. The Caledonia restaurant owner allegedly required his cooks dishwashers and/or expeditors to work in excess of 40 hours for three years, but they were paid the regular hourly rate and not paid an overtime rate.
State and federal laws require that employers pay employees an overtime rate of time and one-half the regular rate of pay to employees that work more than 40 hours a week, according to the story.
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Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.
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