A revolving sushi restaurant in the Valley has been ordered to pay almost $180,000 in back wages and damages.
An investigation by the US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) revealed overtime and record-keeping violations at Teharu Sushi.
The investigation showed Teharu Sushi restaurants in Tempe, Mesa and Scottsdale failed to pay employees overtime when they worked more than 40 hours per week.
The restaurant paid employees at their straight time rates, in cash, for any overtime hours.
The restaurant has been ordered to pay $158,860 in back wages and damages to 94 employees working at its locations. WHD has also assessed $20,940 in civil money penalties.
Teharu Sushi has restaurants at the following locations:
9845 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
15801 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd, Scottsdale
6638 E. Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa