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.