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Meers Store and Restaurant to appeal U.S. Department of Labor ruling

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MEERS, Ok (RNN Texoma) -

The owners of the Meers Store and Restaurant plan to fight back after a U.S. Department of Labor ruling.


The ruling says 84 employees are owed over $300,000 in back wages for willful violations of the minimum wage and overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. That's in addition to to a civil money penalty of about $42,000 for child labor provisions.

Tuesday Joe Maranto sent us a statement that reads:


"Meers Store and Restaurant was born 35 years ago this Memorial Day weekend. We had an
entirely new concept. We raise our own longhorn beef. We promise the biggest and best
hamburger in the West. Our success is built on repeat business - once you have been here
you will come back. Our story is a good one. The Federal Government sued us alleging that
we did not keep precise records. The Federal Government claimed that they could not tell
how we computed with wages for our employees and thus the Federal Government then
proceeded to calculate what our employee wages should be. We disagreed. The Federal
Government filed a lawsuit. We lost the first round but we are filing an appeal.
We will weather the storm, just as we also have for 35 years. We are fortunate to have the
best employees and we believe they should be treated fairly.
Our success is because of our own loyal customers. Thank you for your continuing support.
Wouldn’t one of our giant delicious burgers taste great right about now? Come on out - the
grill is fired up."

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