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McDonald’s to pay $211,000 in fines

on February 19, 2014 10:30 AM

MIDDLETOWN (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor said a former McDonald’s franchise in central Pennsylvania has agreed to pay about $211,000 in back pay and fines for labor violations that affected 291 employees.

The Labor Department statement on Tuesday said that Cheung Enterprises LLC and president Andrew Cheung, of Middletown, took advantage of 178 foreign student workers and other employees by making improper deductions from paychecks or failing to pay overtime.

Investigators also said the company charged the student workers excessive rent for substandard housing and deducted that from their paychecks.

A phone listing for Cheung Enterprises was no longer in service, and Cheung no longer operates any McDonald’s franchises.

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