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The National Hotel Housekeeper Unpaid Overtime Class Action Lawsuit

This lawsuit alleges that a Florida hotel failed to pay overtime wages to a hotel housekeeper and discharged her as an employee following her complaints about her wages, in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.

Florida resident Beatrice Jean worked as a hotel housekeeper at The National Hotel (New National LLC) located in Miami, Florida from April 15, 2014 to June 26, 2015.

Jean worked an average of 40.5 hours per week and was paid on average approximately $12.00 per hour while employed by New National.  After complaining about her wages on several occasions, New National terminated Jean as a housekeeper on June 26, 2015.

On August 17, 2015, Jean filed a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).  She filed suit against New National in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division on September 21, 2015, on behalf of herself and other weekly-paid and/or former similarly situated individuals employed as housekeepers whom she had observed working in excess of 40 hours per week without overtime compensation.  Jean claims the hotel did not compensate her and other housekeepers at the statutorily required overtime rate of not less than one and one half times the regular rate at which she was employed.  Jean’s complaint states her intent to amend the pleading when the EEOC issues her a right to sue letter and add discrimination claims against New National for unpaid overtime wages and retaliatory discharge.

Jean’s complaint alleges that New National violated the Fair Labor Standards Act, 29 U.S.C. § 201-219, in failing to pay her required overtime wages and terminating her employment after she requested overtime payment.  The Fair Labor Standards Act provides that it “shall be unlawful for any person “to discharge or in any manner discriminate against any employee because such employee has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to this chapter, or has testified or is about to testify in such proceeding . . . .”

Jean seeks unpaid overtime compensation, as well as an additional amount as liquidated damages, costs, and reasonable attorney’s fees. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Article Type: Lawsuit
Topic: Employment

Most Recent Case Event

Fired housekeeper sues for unpaid overtime

September 28, 2015

Here is the complaint.  It alleges that the New National forced her to work more than 40 hours each week and failed to pay her overtime for those hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

new_national_housekeeper_complaint.pdf

Case Event History

Fired housekeeper sues for unpaid overtime

September 28, 2015

Here is the complaint.  It alleges that the New National forced her to work more than 40 hours each week and failed to pay her overtime for those hours worked in excess of 40 per week.

new_national_housekeeper_complaint.pdf
Tags: Employment Violations, Unpaid Overtime, Wrongful Termination, Your Job