The U.S. Labor Department has filed suit against two Gloucester waterfront businesses and their owner, seeking more than $200,000 in damages after the company failed to pay overtime to its workers over a three-year period.

The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Boston and announced this morning, targets Zeus Packing Inc. and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange, both based at 27 Harbor Loop, and their owner, Kristian Kristensen, is seeking $203,998 in liquidated damages for 132 workers, designed to compensate them for hardship they sustained by not having received the money they should have been paid, said Carlos Matos, the Labor Department's wage and hour division’s Massachusetts district director this morning.

The suit says Zeus Packing Inc. and Cape Ann Seafood Exchange failed to pay the workers $203,998 in overtime wages due from October 2011 through September 2014 in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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