The defendant in the proposed California labor law class action is Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc., a division of Marriott that specializes in the development and vending of time-shares.
The California labor employment law class action asserts commission sales executives and associates were unable to take meal breaks and rest periods, and were not compensated for them. McComack, who is identified as the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit, states in Court documents that an overly busy work day often did not allow sales executives the freedom, or opportunity to pause for meal breaks and rest periods as mandated by California labor laws.
To that end, according to Law360 (08/21/17), California state labor laws hold that meal breaks and rest periods can only be forfeited if the employee is paid for the missed breaks, and / or meal period. The lawsuit asserts that Marriott failed to properly compensate McComack and representative class members for those missed breaks. The resulting missed pay, the lawsuit states, also affects overtime pay and creates a situation where the sales executives were essentially working off the clock.
“Defendant required plaintiff and California class members to work off the clock without paying them for all the time they were under defendant’s control performing post-shift duties, specifically by failing to provide enough labor hours to accomplish all the job tasks that defendant expected plaintiff and California class members to complete,” the complaint alleges. “The plaintiff and other California class members forfeited time worked by working without their time being accurately recorded and without compensation at the applicable rates.”
The California labor lawsuit asserts pay records lack any reference to rest breaks or meal periods.
McComack also alleges that sales reps undertook additional tasks from home, including fielding calls for which the plaintiffs saw no compensation. Plaintiffs further allege Marriott failed to reimburse employees for using their personal mobile phones for work-related purposes.
McComack’s California labor lawsuit is Stacy McComack et al. v. Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc., Case No. 3:17-cv-01663, in the US District Court for the Southern District of California. The lawsuit seeks to represent a class of California sales executives who were paid on commission since August 2013.