Marriott Timeshare Salesman Sues For Overtime Pay

Law360, New York (November 19, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A former timeshare salesman for Marriott International Inc. has brought a putative collective action against the hotel chain for alleged breaches of federal wage-and-hour laws.

In a complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on Tuesday, plaintiff James Gibbs claims Marriott misclassified its sales representatives as exempt from overtime compensation under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Gibbs worked for Marriott in Palm Beach County, Fla., selling timeshare deeds to customers until he was fired last month. Before June 22, 2007,...
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