U.S. Department of Labor finds ‘rampant labor law violations’ in Dallas hotel sector

Housekeepers, cooks, maintenance workers, front desk clerks and event managers are among the 639 North Texas hotel employees who have received more than $180,000 in back wages under a national initiative.

The U.S. Department of Labor’s wage and hour division has found “rampant labor law violations” in Dallas’ hotel industry, including instances companies’ failure to pay minimum wage, overtime, commissions and bonuses; not keeping accurate logs of work hours; and wrongly classifying workers as independent…

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