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Tai Show Chain Out $700k in Labor Suit

Operator of several restaurants on Long Island, including one in East Setauket, was spreading tips too thin and paying below minimum wage, court says.

The owner of several Tai Show restaurants on Long Island, including , was ordered to pay out $765,000 in a labor suit stemming from the company's low wages and illegal tipping policies.

According to a report in Long Island Business News, Tai Show lost the suit brought on by the U.S Department of Labor following an investigation by the Long Island office that found workers being paid below minimum wage, poor record keeping and an illegal tipping scenario where employees were sharing tips with workers in positions that weren't supposed to be paid by tips.

Tai Show operates restaurants in Massapequa, Levittown, Oakdale and Tai Show North in East Setauket.

From the story:

As part of the settlement, Su and Tai Show will pay $764,796 in back wages and damages to 161 employees. The restaurants will also pay an additional $62,622 in civil money penalties plus interest to the Department of Labor for the violations.

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BillLongisland March 02, 2012 at 07:46 AM
What's that I hear...Silence. You see "Three Villagers" draw a line when it comes to "oppressed people". They would rather let the Government do their "dirty work" and keep their personal opinions to themselves when the "oppression" is in their backyard.
Raissa March 02, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Will not return to that restaurant.
BillLongisland March 02, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Thank you Good Soul ! :-)
Emton March 03, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Props to the US Dept of Labor. This sort of justice will not be possible if the republicans get their wish for a smaller government. There is a reason that the government makes it "difficult" to run a business... It's because workers can be taken advantage of too easily.
Susan Camenzuli March 03, 2012 at 08:38 PM
We went there once about a year ago. I will not be returning.
Mark Williams March 05, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Actually, Democrat Progressives want All of Us, to be indentured slaves to Government as the "solution" to everything.

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