Pomodoro owner pays $200,000 settlement

The owner of three local restaurants agreed to pay more than $200,000 in back pay and damages to workers after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation discovered the businesses violated wage laws.

The labor department said kitchen workers were paid a weekly salary and not compensated for overtime between 2010 and 2012 at Pomodoro of Brookline, North End Pomodoro of Boston and Matt Murphy’s Pub of Brookline.

The agency said Siobhan Carew, the owner of the restaurants, also didn’t combine hours the employees worked in the different locations each week and violated record-keeping regulations.

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Carew did not respond to messages seeking comment.

Thirteen workers will split the settlement of $205,380.

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