27 Oct 2014

American Samoa bar forced to pay back wages

3:14 pm on 27 October 2014

An American Samoa bar, the Toa Bar and Grill, has been cited by the U.S. Department of Labor for not paying employees in accordance with federal law.

The department says in a statement the restaurant has agreed to pay nearly 51 thousand US dollars in back wages to 58 employees.

This followed an investigation covering a two-year period in which the federal agency found the bar failed to pay employees overtime rates.

It was also paying a base wage rate below the set minimum for the American Samoa retail sector.