|Versailles founder Felipe Valls, Sr., right, |
and son Felipe Valls, Jr.
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Pacenti reports that "A former general manager at Miami's landmark Versailles Cuban restaurant has filed a lawsuit claiming he was retaliated against after reporting undocumented workers."
Pacenti also writes that in addition to "the retaliation claim, there also are allegations of inflating tips reports to avoid wage and hour requirements and understating income to avoid federal and state income taxes."
But perhaps the most shocking allegation in the lawsuit is that "it was a regular practice at Versailles to void and discount bills for prominent members of the community, such as U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Letinen, U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart and Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado."
Miami New Times: Versailles Cited For 52 Safety Violations During Routine Inspection.