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Monthly Archives: April 2014

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EEOC Wins Pay Bias Settlement in Hospitality Industry

Extended Stay Hotels has agreed to pay $75,800 in a recent settlement of a pay bias lawsuit in which a female worker was paid less than male employees.  According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (“EEOC”) suit, Extended Stay Hotels paid Latoya Weaver less than male guest services representatives, including some newly hired male guest services representatives, at the hotel’s Lexington Park, Maryland, location.  The EEOC further charged that Extended Stay Hotels unlawfully paid other … Continue reading

The New Maryland Minimum Wage

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a new Minimum Wage law (the “MW” in this article), which when signed by the Governor, which is a foregone conclusion, will go into effect on January 1, 2015 (House Bill (HB) 295/Senate Bill (SB) 331). Here are some interesting changes to the Labor and Employment Article of the Annotated Code of Maryland (§3-403 and following) relating to the new law: Some deletions from the statute: Exemptions from the … Continue reading