An award-winning Domino's pizza franchisee is paying the price for violating labor laws at Hudson Valley restaurants he owned.

Ammar Jali, formerly the owner of the Poughkeepsie and Wappingers Falls locations of Domino's, has agreed to pay $60,000 for state labor violations after an investigation by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, according to the Poughkeepsie Journal:

According to the agreement finalized Monday, Jali admitted that between January 2011 and March 2012, he paid his delivery workers less than the required minimum wage and improperly calculated the overtime rate.

Between 2008 and 2013, he also failed to properly account for overtime hours, counting those hours over a two-week, 80-hour period.

As a result, employees who worked overtime during one 40-hour week but fewer hours the following week were not paid overtime, as required by law.

In 2013, he won an award in operational excellence from the company.

No matter how you slice it, this is a pretty bad situation. Pretty cheesy that he didn't bother to pay his employees; that's a whole lot of dough he owes the state now. I wonder if he sausage a charge coming his way.

I'll see myself out.