Applebee's to Pay Cook Who Didn't Get Checks for a Year

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Applebee's officials say they will pay a Rhode Island man who worked at a restaurant for about a year and never received a paycheck.

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Caleb Dyl has autism and was placed in the job by the social service agency Resources for Human Development. He started working as a prep-cook at the Middletown restaurant in August 2014, but the 21-year-old's parents say he never received a check.

Applebee's at first agreed to pay Dyl 166 hours, based on the agency's records. But his parents say he actually worked about 480 hours. Now, WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1GkTT1P ) the chain's New England regional director of operations says the restaurant will pay Dyl for 480 hours.

A spokesman for the state Department of Labor and Training says it will investigate if it receives a complaint.