The owners of several restaurants in Maine are accused of withholding more than $100,000 in tips and overtime from employees. Credit: CBS 13/WGME

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The owners of several restaurants in Maine are accused of withholding more than $100,000 in tips and overtime from employees.

El Grand Rodeo, which owns El Rodeo in South Portland, Brunswick and Azul Tequila in Gorham, failed to pay overtime and kept portions of tip money, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

In all, the Department of Labor said it recovered more than $102,000 in tips, back wages and liquidated damages for 25 workers.

The Department of Labor said federal law prohibits employers, managers and supervisors from keeping employees’ tips, including tip pools.