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Are restaurant workers getting ripped off by their employers? According to an investigation by the U.S. Labor Department's Wage and Hour Division, a whopping 79 percent of the 110 investigated restaurants in Oregon were in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which ensures minimum wage and overtime for employees. Reports KTVZ, "these violations resulted in approximately $740,000 in minimum wage and overtime back wages for 500 restaurant employees." [KTVZ]