A Papa John’s franchisee in New York will spend 60 days in jail and pay over half a million in fines and back pay for not paying overtime wages to 300 of his workers.
Abdul Jamil Khokhar, the Papa John’s franchisee, avoided paying overtime by making his employees at nine stores clock their overtime hours under a false identity he created. Because no worker seemed to be working more than 40 hours, he avoided paying anyone overtime.
It’s worth noting from a public policy perspective that, while the wage theft from 300 workers was only a misdemeanor, the falsification of business records is a felony and why Khokar is going to jail.
By our count, this is the seventh Papa John’s franchisee in New York to be found guilty of wage theft this year. Papa John’s corporate didn’t respond to Fortune magazine’s request for comment.
For more, go to the Fortune article.