LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A popular grocery store is under investigation by the Department of Labor. Florida U-Save supermarkets are accused of not paying overtime, and paying less than minimum wage.
"Oh they're closed?"
Customers of a U-Save store in Labelle are surprised their favorite store has closed it's doors. The sign says they're remodeling. People are even more shocked this store is part of a statewide investigation by the Department of Labor.
"Well an investigation is just that, determining the facts. The question is has the law been violated. At this point we're not sure whether it has or not," Michael Wald with the Department of Labor tells WINK News.
Wald won't say what prompted the investigation, but several customers tell WINK News they've seen a lot of their favorite employees leave.
"Well it looked like there was no business going on really at all, in comparison to the way it used to be," patron Digno Gonzales says.
The manager of the U-Save on Palm Beach Boulevard tells WINK News over the phone that he was unaware of any investigation.
There's no word when the investigation will be over, but the department says there will be one of two outcomes. The case will be dropped, or the company will have to pay back wages to workers.