Houston Grocery Chain Pays $2M To Settle FLSA Suit

Law360, New York (February 24, 2011, 6:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday announced that it had recovered $2 million from a Houston-area grocery store chain, including $1.8 million in back wages for 400 workers, over violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Hong Kong Group Inc. and its owners, Hai Du Duong and Ha Duong, also agreed to pay $200,000 in civil penalties as part of a consent agreement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas back in 2009.

The Labor Department sued the company in...
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