Two La Nopalera restaurants in Jacksonville, Fla., must pay 30 employees $934,425 in back wages and liquidated damages based on the requirement of consent judgments, says the U.S. Department of Labor.

“All workers deserve to be paid fairly, and the Labor Department will hold accountable employers that take advantage of their employees,” says Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “We want workers to know we will defend their rights under the law to compensation for all hours worked, and we want companies that play by the rules to know we will take action against those that use illegal tactics to gain a competitive advantage.”

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