Salary disputes led to five Houston-based restaurants paying a total of about $334,000 to 154 current and former employees.
The Labor Department on Friday announced the minimum wage and overtime violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act. Some employees were paid less than the hourly $7.25 federal minimum wage and the companies did not maintain the required records.
The investigation involves employees of:
_Pearl Castle, doing business as Cafe 101
_NHL Investment Inc., doing business as Bodard Bistro
_Mypa's Holding Corp., doing business as Tan Tan Restaurant
_Chang Kun Corp., doing business as Arirang Korean Restaurant
_Trans Family Inc., doing business as Tay Do.
All five restaurants cooperated with the investigation. The Labor Department says back wages have been paid in full.