CALL US 212-583-9500
Georgia Hotel Company Paid Worker $73,732 In Back Wages for Overtime Violations

Georgia Hotel Company Paid Worker $73,732 In Back Wages for Overtime Violations

March 15, 2018
Updated On:
March 15, 2018

Two Marietta, Georgia-based hotels paid $73,732 in back wages and liquidated damages to 14 employees for violations of the minimum wageovertime, and recordkeeping provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), according to an investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Department of Labor (DOL) investigators determined that Super 8 Hotel and Limited Suites allegedly paid housekeepers a flat amount per each room cleaned, without regard to how many hours they worked. According to the DOL, this practice resulted in minimum wage violations when that flat amount yielded a pay of less than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, and in overtime violations when these employees worked more than 40 hours per week with no additional overtime pay at a rate of at least one and a half times their regular rate of pay.

DOL investigators discovered additional overtime violations when the hotels allegedly paid front desk staff at a straight time rate for all hours worked over 40 hours per week, and in one case, paid an employee only for 40 hours of work each week, regardless of how many additional hours the employee worked.  

“Employers must understand their obligations and responsibilities under the law. Simply because a pay practice may appear to be common in a particular industry does not, in any way, mean that it complies with the law,” said a DOL representative in Atlanta.

Please Share This
Related Posts
Contact us today!
How would you prefer to be contacted?

DISCLAIMER: The use of the Internet or this form for communication with Pechman Law Group PLLC or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form. Please verify that you have read the disclaimer.

Thank you! Your submission has been received!

Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form :(

Have a question? Call us! 
212-583-9500See More