From today’s Fox Business News:
The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) said it started investigating the restaurant chain known for its rotisserie chicken after receiving a complaint last November from an employee working at a location in Mercer County,
“Since then, nearly three dozen additional complaints have been received naming several New Jersey Boston Market locations. Initial findings included citations for: unpaid/late payment of wages, hindrance of the investigation, failure to pay minimum wage, records violations, failure to pay earned sick leave, and failure to maintain records for earned sick leave,” the agency said in a statement.
The temporarily closed restaurants are in Avenel, Blackwood, Clifton, East Brunswick, East Hanover, East Orange, Edison, Emerson, Ewing Township, Fair Lawn, Hackensack, Hamilton, Howell, Lodi, Mahwah, Mount Holly, North Arlington, North Vale, Ridgefield, Shrewsbury, Somerset, Succasunna, Union, Vineland, Waldwick and Woodbury.
Boston Market did not immediately respond Thursday to a request for comment from FOX Business.
“With restaurants across the country, Boston Market needs to set a better example for fair treatment of its workers,” Joseph Petrecca, assistant commissioner of NJDOL’s Division of Wage and Hour and Contract Compliance, said in a statement. “Thanks to the Murphy Administration, NJDOL has the tools to carry out large-scale enforcement efforts within the state so we can work with employers to stop worker exploitation, create sustainable change, and prevent future violations.”
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