Four file lawsuit against hotel for overtime pay

March 19, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Three former members and one current member of the kitchen staff at Loews Annapolis Hotel have filed a federal suit seeking a total of $38,000 in overtime.

John G. Newgent of Stevensville, Abraham Torres of Washington, and Jeffrey W. Ledford and Natalie R. Shumard, both of Annapolis, allege that they are owed overtime dating to 1991 for work they did at catered events at the hotel.

Ledford was a supervisor, or "banquet captain," from 1991 to 1995, according to the suit, and the others have been waiters during the past few years, the lawsuit says.

Only Torres, who was hired in 1992, is still employed by the hotel, according to the suit.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, alleges that Loews Annapolis violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay the time-and-a-half rate required for hours worked in excess of 40 hours a week.

A lawyer for the hotel declined to comment on the suit yesterday.

Pub Date: 3/19/97

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