Restaurant & Hotel Workers

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires certain employers to pay their employees overtime compensation for all hours worked in excess of forty in a workweek at a rate not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay. Employees are generally assumed to be entitled to the rights and protections of the FLSA unless the employer is able to establish that such employees are not covered by the act because the employee fits within one of the several statutory exemptions.

Restaurant and Hotel Workers often work long hours and their employers do not always properly calculate all hours worked or may fail to properly pay all earned overtime pay. Employees in this industry – including servers, hosts, cooks, dishwashers, desk clerks, and housekeepers – are often paid the same rate for all hours worked instead of being paid overtime wages. Complex tip pooling arrangements often result in minimum wage law and/or overtime law violations.

Do you believe an employer owes you unpaid wages?

OSMAN & SMAY LLP can help. If you have worked as a Restaurant or Hotel Worker and have questions about your employee rights, CONTACT US for a free consultation with an employment lawyer.

OSMAN & SMAY LLP represents employees in the states where our attorneys are admitted to practice: Kansas, Missouri, Michigan, New York and the District of Columbia.