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Popular Calif. Burmese Restaurant Pays $4M in Back Wages

Jan. 18, 2019, 2:29 PM

A chain of Burmese restaurants in San Francisco and Silicon Valley will pay $4 million to settle California Labor Commissioner claims it stiffed about 300 workers.

The state cited Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine and assessed more than $10 million in wages and penalties for paying workers a fixed salary regardless of the number of hours they worked. Employees were owed $4.39 million in back wages at restaurants in Palo Alto, San Francisco, San Carlos, and Burlingame.

The first $400,000 payment to the Burmese restaurant workers under the settlement was made Jan. 11. Another $1.8 million is due Aug. 8 and...

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