STAMFORD, Conn. — Starwood Hotels is an American hotel company founded in 1980. They operate over 1,160 properties that employ over 171,000 people. Starwood Hotels has 9 different brands. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
Starwood Hotels operates several different hotels including: Four Points, Sheraton Hotel, Aloft Hotel, W Hotel, Le Meridien, Luxury Collection, Element, Westin, and St. Regis.
Hotel employees are often required to work long hours and extend their workday beyond their regular shift. In addition to working extra hours, many hotel employees are “shorted” on their break and rest times by being required to be “on call” and accessible at all times. Some hotels require employees to have hand held radios or cell phones so that they can be contacted when a customer makes a request or if management needs something done. Although this helps provide better service to the customer, it is not fair to the hotel employee and violates federal overtime pay laws.
Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the company must track all hours worked and pay overtime wages for work in excess of 40 hours per week. In general, “hours worked” includes all time an employee must be on duty, or on the employer’s premises or at any other prescribed place of work, from the beginning of the first principal activity of the work day to the end of the last principal work activity of the workday. In addition, this can include time taken away from meal and rest breaks.
The FLSA and many state laws require that hotels pay their employees for overtime. Many salaried managers and employees are also entitled to overtime pay even if they are paid a salary. Hotels often misclassify a person as a manager or some other position to attempt to avoid paying overtime, but this is a clear violation of the law. If you are a hotel employee and your company is denying you overtime pay or has not paid you overtime wages in the past you do have legal rights and should contact our award winning law firm today. Let us help you recover your lost wages and get compensated for the overtime hours spent working.
If you are employed by Starwood Hotels International or are a former employee and did not receive overtime pay, you may have the following questions:
- Am I entitled to overtime pay from Starwood Hotels?
- Is an Starwood Hotels hotel manager entitled to overtime pay?
- How do I file an overtime claim against Starwood Hotels?
- Who is the best lawyer for an Starwood Hotels overtime lawsuit?
Our experienced Starwood Hotels overtime pay attorneys can determine whether you are entitled to overtime wages based on your job description, job duties, rate of pay, and number of hours worked. There are strict deadlines for filing lawsuits so it is essential that you contact an attorney immediately. If you miss a deadline your claim will be lost forever.
Call now at (855) 754-2795 to speak with one of our expert and qualified unpaid overtime attorneys about hotel employee’s entitlement to overtime pay. Every day that you wait to speak to a lawyer may be costing you significant money. Call today for your Free, No Obligation case review! We will represent you under our No Win, No Fee Promise which means there are no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.