Hotel workers to get $50K in case involving back wages

DETROIT (AP) — Nearly 100 Michigan hotel workers will get a total of $50,000 in back wages and damages following a labor violations case.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the agreement last week involving housekeepers and maintenance employees. The government says they weren’t paid for work performed before and after scheduled shifts and didn’t get overtime pay.

The Grand Rapids Press and Detroit Free Press report workers were employed at seven hotels in Grand Rapids and Monroe by A&M Hospitality and Management, Grand Hospitality Management and owners Akram Namou and Hikmat Piromari.

They resolved violations by signing a consent judgment in federal court.

Their lawyer Patrick N. Butler says in a statement they “remain committed to providing the fairest, most welcoming and accommodating work place as possible to all of their employees.”