Aug 28, 2015

Feds sues Ohio televangelist's buffet for wage violations

August 27, 2015

CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Department of Labor has sued northeastern Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley and his buffet restaurant claiming violations of minimum wage, overtime and child labor laws.

A statement issued by the Labor Department last week says an investigation found that 239 employees at Cathedral Buffet and Banquet Center in the Akron suburb of Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) Falls are owed a total of $207,000.

The statement says some workers were treated as volunteers and weren't paid; two teenagers worked in violation of restricted hours for minors; and four employees were paid less than the minimum wage and incorrectly classified as managers to avoid paying them overtime.

The Labor Department's allegations were first detailed in a series of Akron Beacon Journal articles last year.

The restaurant declined to comment.

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