Page 6 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2020 AG Healey cites Boston bar for failing to pay workers on time and in full A ttorney General Maura Healey recently announced that her offi ce has issued three citations totaling more than $79,790 in restitution and penalties against a Boston restaurant and bar and its owner for violating the state’s wage and hour and earned sick time laws. SNP Restaurant Group doing business as Red Hat Café (The Red Hat) and its president, Paul Tupa, have been cited for failing to pay wages to 15 employees in a timely manner, failing to maintain an earned sick leave policy, and records violations. The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office began investigating The Red Hat after receiving complaints alleging the employer failed to pay workers their wages in a timely manner. As part of the investigation, Healey’s offi ce issued demands to the employer asking for payroll and timekeeping records to which the business failed to fully respond. The investigation revealed that employees were regularly underpaid, paid late or not paid for all the hours that they worked. Under MassachuWhy Endure Back Pain? Relief can change your life... Introducing Agility Orthopedics’ Newest Physician J. ANDREW YOUNGHEIN, MD Orthopedic Spine Surgeon “Muscular and nerve pain, disease and injury associated with the spine can affect your entire body not to mention your quality of life. By understanding the cause of your symptoms, we            your health and goals.” Fellowship Brown University, Alpert School of Medicine, Department of Orthopedic Surgery – Spine Surgery Residency in Orthopedic Surgery                Medical Degree Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana Conditions Treated: • Back and Neck Pain • Spinal Stenosis • Sciatica • Myelopathy       • Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)              • and more... Agility Orthopedics Schedule your appointment with Dr. Younghein 92 Montvale Ave., Suite 1400, Stoneham, MA • (781) 279-7040 • agilitydoctor.com setts wage and hour laws, employers must pay employees all wages earned within six days of the end of a pay period. Healey’s office previously cited the employer a total of $16,000 in penalties in September 2019 and January 2020 for failing to submit records. The Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division The Fair Labor Division is responsible for enforcing state laws regulating the payment of wages, including prevailing wage, minimum wage overtime, and earned sick time laws. Healey’s offi ce recently released its fi fth annual Labor Day Report on the Fair Labor Division’s efforts to address wage theft and other forms of worker exploitation in fi scal year 2020. The report shows that the Division assessed more than $12.3 million in restitution and penalties against employers on behalf of workers in Massachusetts, and that the hospitality industry received the largest percentage of citations last fi scal year, with 252 enforcement actions and more than $4.1 million in restitution and penalties. Workers who believe that their rights have been violated in their workplace are encouraged to fi le a complaint at www.mass.gov/ago/fairlabor. For information about the state’s wage and hour laws, workers may call the Fair Labor Hotline at 617-727-3465 or go to www. mass.gov/ago/fairlabor for materials in multiple languages. MassFiscal praises AIM’s position on potential tax hikes T he Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance (MassFiscal) recently responded to the Association of Industries of Massachusetts (AIM) coming out against future tax increases that would hurt the state’s businesses. AIM’s newsletter points out the hard reality that countless small businesses are currently facing, many of which are on the verge of collapse. AIM calls for support from Beacon Hill for these businesses, by extinguishing calls for new taxes. “Any tax hike or new tax, whether broad based, targeted (often euphemistically called “user fees”), should be rejected by State House leaders. Now is the time for the Speaker, the Senate President and the TAX | SEE Page 7 Like us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma Monogram D4 Double siding Cedar impression half rounds Harvey Vinyl 62 Replacement Windows Custom Aluminum Trim work Windows & Doors Top quality Vinyl Siding! •Vinyl Siding •Carpentry Work •Decks •Roofing •Free Estimates •Replacement Windows •Fully Licensed •Fully Insured

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