The Fair Labor Standards Act protects employees from wage theft by their employers. Among other protections, it prohibits employers from charging “business costs” to their employees. One restaurant found a novel way to make employees pay for its business costs: it charged every employee a “breakage” fee to cover plates and glasses that may have been broken during a shift. Now the employer is going to trial to determine how much he’s going to have to pay his employees for illegally taking money from them. Read more from The Post and Courier.
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