Waiters At Maui Westin Sue Over Tips

Law360, New York (January 12, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Two waiters at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa in Hawaii have filed a putative class action against the hotel's owner, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc., alleging that the company imposes a 20 percent "service charge" on food purchases but does not distribute the proceeds of the charge to employees.

The suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii, is the second such suit filed against Starwood in recent months, following one filed in Massachusetts last fall.

The Hawaii suit...
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