Why a Sacramento-area restaurant owner brought in a priest to talk to his workers
Taqueria Garibaldi on Howe Avenue in Sacramento is seen on May 5, 2022. - Sam Stanton/The Sacramento Bee/TNS

Last November, a few weeks after the U.S. Department of Labor had notified owners of Taqueria Garibaldi restaurants in the Sacramento area that it had evidence of overtime and record-keeping violations, one of the chain’s owners showed up at the Howe Avenue eatery with a priest, the government says. Eduardo Hernandez and the priest walked in during the afternoon shift and asked workers if they wanted to take time out of their day to take confession, according to Labor Department officials. “Eduardo said a priest would be there to help with mental health,” Maria Parra, a shift leader at the eat...