South Dakota Federal Judge Doubles Damages Against Restaurant Owner

South Dakota Federal Judge Doubles Damages Against Restaurant Owner

RAPID CITY, S.D. - A former employee of a Chinese restaurant is entitled to double damages for his former employer's "oppressive and malicious conduct" in failing to pay minimum or overtime wages but is not entitled to all of the attorney fees he was seeking, a South Dakota federal judge held June 12 (Huy Luong v. China Garden and Peter Wai,  No. 10-5069, D. S.D.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 81274).

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