Two Domino's Pizza Franchise Owners Cited for Violations of the Massachusetts Wage Act
In October 2008, the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division began an investigation into the business practices of Mavnick Enterprises and Lebo after the office received complaints from two employees alleging that Lebo had failed to pay them their full wages. The office received a complaint from a third employee in April 2009 who also alleged that she was not paid all her wages. A review of the company's records revealed that Lebo failed to pay the employees their wages in full. Investigators also discovered that Lebo had failed to pay two of the employees the minimum wage of $8.00 an hour during the period of July 2008 through September 2008. Lebo also failed to furnish payroll records that were requested by the Attorney General's Office during the course of the investigation.
In August 2007, the Attorney General's Office received a complaint alleging violations of the Massachusetts Child Labor Laws at the Domino's Pizza located in Mansfield. An investigation by the Attorney General's Fair Labor Division revealed that Dufficy and his company had employed minors without work permits, employed minors before and after permissible hours, and employed minors more than the maximum hours per day and per week. As a result, Dufficy and his company are required to pay a $5,325 fine for the violations.
The Attorney General's Fair Labor Division is responsible for enforcing the payment of wages laws and the child labor laws in the Commonwealth. Workers who feel that their rights have been violated in their workplace are encouraged to call the Office's Fair Labor Hotline at (617) 727-3465. More information about the state's wage and hour laws is also available in multiple languages at the Attorney General's Workplace Rights website www.MassWorkRights.com. For more information about the Massachusetts child labor laws, please visit www.LaborLowDown.com.
The matters were handled by Assistant Attorney General Lillian Hirales and Assistant Attorney General Anita Maietta and were investigated by Investigator Elizabete Valadao and
Inspector Celina Pendexter, all of Attorney General Coakley's Fair Labor Division.