U.S. Dept. of Labor sues well-known Oklahoma restaurant for underpaid employees, child labor

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Meers Restaurant

MEERS, Okla. – The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a well-known Oklahoma restaurant for violating wage and child labor laws.

The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a complaint stating Meers Store and Restaurant owes more than $181,000 to workers for unpaid wages dating back to 2012, KSWO reports.

The complaint says the restaurant failed to pay employees overtime, paid workers “off the books” and some workers were paid less than federal minimum wage.

The complaint also states the restaurant uses unpaid children to bus tables.

According to KSWO, the owner has denied the claims.

The restaurant is known for being the home of the “Best Burger in Oklahoma.”