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Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:32 AM

Papa Johnís franchisee is Going to Jail

Source: Fortune Magazine

A Papa Johnís franchisee received a jail sentence after being charged earlier this year with not paying workers minimum wage and with falsifying documents.

Abdul Jamil Khokhar, who owns nine Papa Johnís locations in New York City with BMY Foods, pled guilty to failing to pay workers in compliance with the New York Labor Law, which is a misdemeanor, and to filing false business records, a felony.

As itís stated on the Attorney Generalís website, instead of paying his employees the proper minimum overtime wages according to New York State law, Khokhar paid them the same minimum wage they would make during regular hours. To hide this illegal practice, he created fake identities under which the employees would file their overtime hours to make it look as if they were distributed among more workers. As was previously reported by Fortune, this affected the wages of over 300 current and former employees.

A civil settlement secured by the U.S. Department of Labor in July of this year required Khokhar to pay $230,000 in damages and $50,000 in civil monetary penalties. He must also pay an additional $230,000 in back pay and spend 60 days in jail, as was agreed upon during his sentencing as part of his plea deal

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Read more: fortune.com/2015/11/16/papa-johns-franchisee-jail/



About time a crook goes to jail....

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James48 Nov 2015 OP
MrWendel Nov 2015 #1
madaboutharry Nov 2015 #2
hibbing Nov 2015 #4
NuclearDem Nov 2015 #5
bigwillq Nov 2015 #6
47of74 Nov 2015 #7
rpannier Nov 2015 #8
Midnight Writer Nov 2015 #3
A Simple Game Nov 2015 #9
Midnight Writer Nov 2015 #13
A Simple Game Nov 2015 #14
fasttense Nov 2015 #10
JLTaylor Nov 2015 #11
Ace Rothstein Nov 2015 #12

Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:38 AM

1. The pizza alone...

should be cause for people to go to jail.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:51 AM

2. Lol!

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:53 AM

4. ba da ding!

Hahahahaha, can always use a good laugh in this screwed up world, thanks!

Peace

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:04 AM

5. Legally Ingredients. Legally Pizza.

 

Papa John's.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:13 AM

6. This. It's so bad.

 

It's not pizza. It's crap.

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:56 AM

7. Yeah, it's greasy cardboard disgusied as pizza.

It gives me a stomach ache

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Response to MrWendel (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 02:41 AM

8. Certainly sends enough to the emergency room

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 12:53 AM

3. Geez, Jail Time for just screwing his employees out of their pay? What a concept!

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 09:27 AM

9. Not quite, misdemeanor for screwing the 300 employees, felony for screwing the government.

Shows where the priorities are, doesn't it?

I assume the jail time is for the felony and not the misdemeanor.

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 12:35 AM

13. Of course. Silly me.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 18, 2015, 04:33 AM

14. Not silly at all, common sense would tell us that screwing 300 people would be the

greater offense than screwing a government. But we aren't dealing with common sense, we are dealing with politicians that want to finance and perpetuate their jobs.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 10:57 AM

10. Under paying employees and no overtime wages are routine labor practices around here

 

In TN it's ignored and the thieves who fail to pay their workers are honored as good businessmen. In fact farmers specifically hunt for immigrants who speak very little English and who aren't so smart.

One farmer I heard complaining that all his workers were deported and he couldn't find anyone to work for him in the hay fields. Of course he never said that he didn't pay minimum wage and worked his employees round the clock until the field was finished.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 01:36 PM

11. Wow

This is how the world works these days, all about the money, who cares about your employees. To bad this was not done to the bankers/lenders who ripped off millions of people. Papa Johns Head Office should also be taken to task, how about doing periodic check ins with franchisees AND Staff at each location.

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Response to James48 (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2015, 03:19 PM

12. How are there 9 Papa John's locations in NYC?

There are probably 10k better options for pizza in NYC.

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