A barback/bartender has filed a class action lawsuit against a hotel, alleging breach of an employment contract for unpaid wages.
The man, on his own behalf and on behalf of those similarly situated, filed a complaint Sept. 20 in Orange County Circuit Court against Rosen Hotels and Resorts Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, between June 2015 and April 2018, the man worked for Rosen and was paid by an hourly rate. He alleges he and his class of employees were full-time employees and typically worked 40 to 50 hours per week.
However, the suit says, the man and his class were paid incorrectly as they were not compensated at a rate of one and one half full minimum wage for all hours worked beyond 40 per week, less the tip credit. He alleges Rosen Hotels and Resorts failed to compensate employees properly for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek as required by the FLSA.
There are many regulations for wages and hours specified in both federal laws and Florida state laws. If you believe you are not being paid the overtime you deserve, consult with our knowledgeable Orlando Unpaid Wage & Overtime Attorneys at Whittel & Melton about your rights. You may find that there are many more employees at your company who are experiencing the same overtime wage deficits. If so, we can file a class action lawsuit to help you get justice.
Under federal law, if your employer is not paying you and other employees the wages you deserve, your employer may have to pay a penalty in addition to the outstanding unpaid wages. We can discuss what type of recovery you can expect from a lawsuit. If you believe you may have a case, call us today at 866-608-5529 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.