Conway Sonic Returns Back Pay

Over forty current and former Sonic employees are receiving money that was wrongfully withheld from their paychecks.

The Arkansas Labor Department conducted an eight-months-long investigation including an audit going back two years into employee pay at the Sonic on Harkrider Street and determined several employees were owed money.

General Counsel for the Labor Board Denise Oxley said Monday in total, 41 employees were affected.

While Oxley would not comment on specific infractions committed by store managers, she did confirm the restaurant owed $12,825.13 in back pay.

Sonic’s Corporate office released the following statement regarding the missing wages.

“The SONIC franchisee who owns and operates this drive-in was made aware of a payroll discrepancy and has since worked diligently with the Arkansas Department of Labor and Licensing to correct the issue. Following a recent audit, the franchisee has hired a payroll company to handle payroll and avoid any future discrepancies.

The franchisee takes pride in being a good community partner, and we appreciate the trust and confidence our guests place in SONIC every day to serve them delicious food.

The SONIC brand is well received in more than 3,600 drive-ins located in 45 states across the country and remains the nation’s largest drive-in restaurant chain serving more than three million customers every day.”

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