For immediate release
October 4, 2012
Suit demands back pay for missed breaks, working off the clock and having to buytheir own cleaning supplies
Ahead of lawsuit, FOX 11 exposes hotel’s lack of soap, detergent to wash sheets – Watch Wednesday 10 PM video: http://www.myfoxla.com/video?clipId=7800266&autostart=true
What: Press Conference
When: Thursday, Oct. 4 at 11 AM
Who: Holiday Inn hotel workers in uniform (English and Spanish speakers), Randy Renick attorney for plaintiffs
Where: Main entrance of Holiday Inn LAX (off Glasgow Street) – 9901 La Cienega Boulevard, LA, 90045
LOS ANGELES – Bartenders, housekeepers, cooks, and other workers at the Holiday Inn at LAX will announce a major class action lawsuit on Thursday, Oct. 4, demanding millions in unpaid wages. Workers are suing their employer for back wages, not respecting their rights as workers to take meal breaks, not reimbursing them for expenses incurred while performing their work, and failure to pay them the mandatory“Living Wage” required for all LAX-area hotels.
Workers at the Holiday Inn LAX have routinely had to continue working after clocking out, and to work through required lunch breaks and rest periods, the suit alleges.
“I’ve worked for two hours after punching out. I punch out then I have to go back to work,” said Carmen Linares, a Holiday Inn housekeeper.
CIM Group, a major LA real estate developer of projects such as Hollywood & Highland Center and the 3rd Street Promenade, is the hotel’s principal investor.
Workers in uniform will be available for interview and comment inEnglish and Spanish.
For more information, please contact Leigh Shelton 323-533-3864 or [email protected]