Posted: Aug 8, 2013 11:40 AM
Updated: Aug 8, 2013 11:58 AM
Source: Associated Press
WASHINGTON - The Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division says T.G.I. Fridays has agreed to change its leave policy to be in compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The company has also agreed to correct violations found during an investigation of one of its restaurants in Shreveport, and pay an employee $1,455 in back wages.
The agency's investigation found that the company violated the act by failing to reinstate the employee to the same or equivalent position, including pay, benefits and other terms of employment. The agency also found the worker was not allowed to return to work immediately following the covered leave time.
The delay in allowing the employee to return to work caused the employee to lose three weeks of pay.