Former owners of popular Aromas market ordered to pay past employees

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Former owners of popular Aromas market ordered to pay past employees

The former owners of a popular Aromas market have agreed to a stipulated judgement surrounding allegations they failed to pay employees and obtain workers’ compensation insurance. Prosecutors accused the owners of the Old Firehouse Market, Renu and Rajendra Vakharia of failing to pay all wages due to two former employees, including minimum wages and overtime pay. As part of the stipulated judgement, the Vakharias will pay $416,339 in restitution and interest and another $202,000 in civil penalties. The current owners of the Old Firehouse Market, which are in no way connected to the current judgement, said they bought the market from the Vakharias in February of last year.

The former owners of a popular Aromas market have agreed to a stipulated judgement surrounding allegations they failed to pay employees and obtain workers’ compensation insurance.

Prosecutors accused the owners of the Old Firehouse Market, Renu and Rajendra Vakharia of failing to pay all wages due to two former employees, including minimum wages and overtime pay.

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As part of the stipulated judgement, the Vakharias will pay $416,339 in restitution and interest and another $202,000 in civil penalties.

The current owners of the Old Firehouse Market, which are in no way connected to the current judgement, said they bought the market from the Vakharias in February of last year.

Contributed by local news sources

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