This has got to be a record: 4 investigations, a judgment of $2.1M for OT violations

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Occasionally, employers try some sneaky tactics to avoid paying employees the overtime they’re entitled to. This is the most egregious case of this kind of skullduggery we’ve ever come across.  

El Tequila is a restaurant with four locations (Harvard, Broken Arrow, Owasso, and Memorial) in Tulsa, OK. After an employee from the Harvard location complained to the Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division about unpaid overtime, the DOL conducted an investigation and examined payroll documents. The DOL also interviewed employees and El Tequila’s owner, Carlos Aguirre, and concluded that aside from some recordkeeping violations, the operation was on the up and up.


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