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9:27 pm
Sat March 2, 2013

ABQ Restaurant Agrees To Pay New City Minimum Wage

  An owner of a malt shop at the center of Albuquerque's new minimum wage dispute has announced that he will now comply with the city's new minimum wage requirements.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that a restaurant consultant said Friday that Route 66 Malt Shop owner Eric Szeman will follow the law and has offered to pay a former employee three times his back wages to settle a dispute.

The announcement comes as city attorneys followed up on their pledge to take the malt shop to court on the former employee's behalf. They filed a 13-page complaint in state District Court seeking unpaid wages and accusing the restaurant of retaliation.

Szeman said last month that his Route 66 Malt Shop couldn't afford to comply with the wage law.

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Information from: Albuquerque Journal, http://www.abqjournal.com


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