Unpaid Wages Lawsuit Settled for $1.3 Million

Claim states Crown Plaza Hotel withheld tips from former and current employees

The Berkshire Common Corp. has agreed to pay $1.3 million to settle an unpaid wages lawsuit that claims the Crown Plaza Hotel, which is owned by the company, withheld tips from former and current employees.

According to the Berkshire Eagle, Anthony Chavarry filed the class action in November 2009 that claimed one-third of tips from the Crown Plaza were never disbursed to service employees. The lawsuit alleged that Crown Plaza violated Massachusetts state law because it did not follow the rule that states only employees involved with the direct service to customers are entitled to share tips while all other workers are excluded.

The settlement will compensate 150 former and current employees who worked at the hotel between November 2006 and June 2010.

If you have been withheld wages from your employer, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact Sokolove Law to receive a free legal consultation.