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Local Restaurant Owners Sued In Federal Court For Wage Violations


A federal lawsuit against a local restaurant is shining a light on a larger issue — exploited and often undocumented workers in our state and around the country.

The federal government has filed suit against the owners of two La Nopalera restaurants in Jacksonville, claiming the owners didn’t pay their workers minimum wage.

This is the second time the local eateries have faced a federal lawsuit over labor issues.

But they’re far from the only establishment or business in our area who’s run afoul of the law over this type of matter.

Jacksonville labor and employment attorney Tom Harper joined Melissa Ross to discuss the issues surrounding this latest case.

You can follow Melissa Ross on Twitter @MelissainJax.

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Melissa Ross joined WJCT in 2009 with 20 years of experience in broadcasting, including stints in Cincinnati, Chicago, Orlando and Jacksonville. During her career as a television and radio news anchor and reporter, Melissa has won four regional Emmys for news and feature reporting.