U.S. Department of Labor
Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant employees worked up to 60 hours weekly.
Employer name: Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operating as Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant
Investigation site: 2905 West Chapel Extension, Dallas, TX 75220
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Rio Bravo Restaurant Inc., operating as Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant, violated federal law by failing to pay four cooks time and one-half the regular pay rate for hours over 40 per workweek. The division discovered the employer paid straight time for all hours worked to four cooks who worked from 50 to 60 hours per workweek.
Back wages recovered: $34,135 in owed wages and $34,135 in liquidated damages to four workers.
Quote: “The department’s investigation disclosed violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime provisions,” said Wage and Hour District Director Jesus A. Valdez in Dallas. “The Los Balones Sports Bar & Restaurant cooks worked 50 to 60 hours in a single workweek without overtime. Employers are encouraged to contact us with questions or concerns about overtime regulations.”