2 Upper Crust Franchises Shut Down


An Upper Crust Pizzeria franchisee who last June was ordered to pay more than $80,000 in back pay by the Department of Labor for violating federal overtime and record-keeping laws has closed his two restaurants, in Salem and Beverly.

Michael Buchhalter failed to pay 11 kitchen employees in his Salem location overtime when they worked more than 40 hours a week, the Department of Labor ruled last year. The agency also concluded Buchhalter did not maintain accurate records of employees’ hours between January 2009 and April 2011 – the time period examined by the department. Read more.

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