Our Northeastern Pennsylvania employment rights lawyers recently obtained an important victory in a collective/class action lawsuit entitled Chung v. Wyndham Vacation Resorts, Inc., 3:14-cv-00490-RDM. The lawsuit is proceeding in the United States District Court in Scranton, PA and is assigned to United States District Judge Robert D. Mariani. As a result of the court’s ruling, which granted our clients’ “conditional certification” motion, over 35 current and former employees have joined the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that the Company violated federal wage law by failing to pay sales employees at the Wyndham Vacation Resorts Shawnee Village extra overtime pay for hours worked over 40 per week. Our clients allege that the Company accomplished this by requiring sales employees to work “off-the-clock” in two ways: (1) by requiring sales employees to report 40 or less hours each week regardless of the number of hours they actually worked; and/or (ii) failing to credit overtime hours actually reported by sales employees. The lawsuit seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages in addition to liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, and litigation expenses.
If you have any questions about this lawsuit or your wage/overtime rights, do not hesitate to contact our firm. We have had great success litigating wage and overtime complaint in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area and throughout the Poconos region.