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The Upper Crust Owes Employees $850,000

Photo: The Upper Crust/Cal Bingham

Beleaguered local pizza chain The Upper Crust owes employees $850,000 according to the US Department of Labor. The Boston Globe reports that the company "violated minimum-wage and overtime laws" to the tune of $425,000 between 2009 and 2011 and owes the same amount in damages plus another $37,000 in civil penalties. And this is far from the first legal trouble for the company, which was also found to owe creditors $3.4 million, has exploited illegal Brazilian immigrants and suffered internal lawsuits complete with a restraining order against one of the partners. The company declared bankruptcy last month. Unsurprisingly, locations have been closing. Surprisingly, 16 remain.

· Upper Crust's staff due $850,000, US says [BG]
· All coverage of The Upper Crust on Eater [~EBOS~]

The Upper Crust

4 North Pendleton Street, , VA 20117 (540) 687-5666