Midwest Hotel Operator Settles Claims It Underpaid Workers

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 4:08 PM EDT) -- The operator of 70 hotels in the Midwest agreed to pay 96 employees back wages and to stop violating the Fair Labor Standards Act by signing a consent judgment in Michigan federal court on Tuesday.

The U.S. Department of Labor brought a lawsuit against the operator, which does business as A & M Hospitality and Management Inc. and Grand Hospitality Management Inc., back in February, after an investigation into seven hotels in Grand Rapids and Monroe, Michigan, found that housekeepers and maintenance employees were being underpaid.

The owners, Akram Namou and Hikmat Piromari, agreed to pay their workers a total of...

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