Two hotel companies in another state were recently ordered to pay back wages to some of their employees. A total of 14 employees were reportedly not paid for working over their scheduled 40 hours per week, and some were paid less than minimum wage. Sadly, wage violations are common and can occur anywhere and in any job field. Wisconsin residents who believe they are victims of wage violations can turn to an employment law attorney for help in seeking compensation for their losses.
According to a recent news report, both a Super 8 Hotel and a Ramada Inn reportedly paid housekeeping staff a flat rate per room cleaned, which came out to being less than federal minimum wage -- currently set at $7.25 an hour. These and other employees often worked more than 40 hours per week, but no overtime pay was offered them. These are both violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act.