Beauty salons settle federal wage claims

HONOLULU (AP) – A company that operates beauty salons in major Waikiki hotels has agreed to pay $150,000 to settle a wage dispute.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday that From Y’Z Corp. will pay $75,000 in minimum-wage and overtime back pay to 44 employees at its salons in the Sheraton Waikiki and Hyatt Regency Waikiki. Another $75,000 will go toward damages.

The department claims that from August to 2009 to September 2013, salon employees were regularly required to work through unpaid lunch breaks.