Marriott Sued by Hourly Employees over Unpaid Meal and Rest Breaks

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A class action lawsuit brought by hourly wage employees against 2 Marriott hotels is awaiting court approval of a settlement, and potential class members have until Monday, July 6, 2009 to file a claim.

The suit alleged that the Marriott hotels did not pay employees for missed meal periods or rest breaks. Under California law, all hourly employees are entitled to a 30-minute meal break for each shift lasting more than 5 hours. The 30-minute meal break must be uninterrupted and provided during the first 5 hours of the employee's shift. California hourly employees are also entitled to a 10-minute rest period for every 4 hours worked.

A preliminary settlement of $625,000 was reached in June. Pending final court approval of the settlement, proceeds will be distributed to class members based upon the number of hours they worked during the class period in relation to the total number of hours worked by all class members during the same period, which is from March 1, 2004 to April 6, 2009.

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Reader Comments

Posted by
marni Alward
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I am a marriott employe and I am not able to receive my unpaid meal 30min meal break or my two 15 minute breaks and keep my adherence policy at 92% as required to get overtime bonuses promised , not derived correctly and not received. Marriott International Call Center located in Solon OH at 31225 bainbridge rd in solon ohio is a sweat shop,. There also reservation the right to refuse medical excuse for leave of time. They also lie to home agents returning to home locations after 90 day probation period and once overtime is submitted, it cannot be retracted in due amount of time. .....I wow forced to work overtime which was scheduled after my promise to rgo home to be an agent but then was revoked. My time however stood to be carried out and emergency hours available to workers to use is not posted on employee hr info page.

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