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2012_3_veranda.jpgThe owner of West Village restaurant and hookah lounge Veranda has agreed to pay $150,000 in back wages to 25 workers and $50,000 in penalties for firing two whistle blowers. He admits to the Times that he wasn't "100 percent in compliance with the labor laws," but adds that he's "trying to make ends meet and make a living like everybody else." [City Room]

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