ALBANY - New York's attorney general has obtained a judgment against a Harlem pizzeria owner for underpaying hundreds of delivery workers at five restaurants.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the Papa John's franchisee, New Majority Holdings LLC, and owner and operator Ronald Johnson, violated state labor laws and underpaid minimum and overtime wages.
The judgment filed this week in state court orders the company and owner to pay $2.12 million, about half of that in owed pay, the rest for unreimbursed expenses, damages and interest.
The company and owner are ordered to pay delivery workers the minimum wage that's currently $8.75, stop rounding down hours worked to the nearest hour, pay them weekly and pay overtime after 40 hours a week.
The company's attorney did not immediately respond to a message.