Starwood's Deal To End LA Hotel Workers' Wage Claims OK'd

By Bonnie Eslinger (August 3, 2016, 8:50 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Wednesday approved an $850,000 deal hammered out by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc. and Sheraton Operating Co. to resolve claims that they shortchanged wages for hundreds of bellhops and housekeepers at the upscale W Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.

At Tuesday's fairness hearing, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William F. Highberger signed off on the settlement, which is estimated to provide a net benefit of about $1,090 to each of about 440 class members and $283,333 in fees for the attorneys of five firms who represented the plaintiffs.

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