WTHR-TV (Indianapolis) (01/09/12)
Fourteen employees of Hospitality Staffing Solutions are filing a lawsuit against the company in Indianapolis, alleging that Hospitality underpays its employees. The suit claims that housekeepers, food service employees, and others in hospitality were not getting paid for the 40 hours they worked, or told they would not be paid overtime even if they worked more than 40 hours. Ten major hotels are expected to be named in the lawsuit, which also alleges that Hospitality interfered with workers’ abilities to find work elsewhere.
Hospitality chief executive Rick Holliday says news of the suit is the first he has heard of any problems employees had with pay, noting the company has a system in place for complaints. He also says the timing of the action is suspect, with the Super Bowl being held in Indianapolis on Feb. 5.