NEW ORLEANS – A minibar attendant alleges she was not properly compensated by the owners of a New Orleans hotel.

Raquel Jones filed a complaint on Nov. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Intercontinental Hotels Group Resources Inc. alleging that violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she often worked more than 40 hours a week but was not paid any compensation for time periods of work that she performed before clocking in. She also alleges she was also not paid one-and-a-half times her regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours a workweek.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a collective action, compensation for all unpaid overtime wages due and owing, plus interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs of this action and all other equitable relief. She is represented by Roberto Luis Costales and Emily A. Westermeier of Costales Law Office in New Orleans and William H. Beaumont of Law Office of William H. Beaumont in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-16378

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