By Kim Glovas

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Two Philadelphia restaurants have violated minimum wage laws and have been ordered to pay their employees over $800,000 in back pay.

Mixto and Tierra Colombiana have been ordered to pay 156 employees to resolve federal wage violations.

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Attorney Pilar Castillo of the Department of Labor, says this was a case of violating the Fair Labor Standards Act on a routine basis.

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“Employees at both of these restaurants regularly worked overtime, which is defined under the act as anything over 40-hours a week,” Castillo said. “But the employees in this case were not paid the time and a half for that overtime.”

In addition, she says, workers were docked pay if they broke dishes while on duty, which is also illegal.

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Restaurant Jorge Mosquera now has 14 months to make the payments to bartenders, servers, barbacks and other workers who were shorted on their paychecks.