Murphy Anderson Announces Settlement of Wage-and-Hour Class Action Brought by Housekeeping Workers at the Washington Convention Center

July 31, 2017

On July 31, 2017, checks will be distributed to dozens of housekeeping workers at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center as part of a class action settlement of wage-and-hour claims approved by the United States District Court of the District of Columbia.

On behalf of housekeeping workers representing a class of similarly-situated employees, Murphy Anderson filed suit in July 2016, alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act ("FLSA"), the District of Columbia Living Wage Act, and District of Columbia wage-and-hour laws by their employers, Aramark Corporation and related entities and Motir Services, Inc. The housekeeping workers alleged that Aramark and Motir failed to pay them overtime and non-overtime compensation at the living wage rate and in some instances at the minimum wage rate required by District of Columbia law, thereby violating both federal and state wage-and-hour laws. The housekeeping workers alleged that Aramark and Motir were required to pay the DC living wage because they contracted with the Washington Convention and Sports Authority, otherwise known as Events DC, to perform janitorial services at the Washington Convention Center. Aramark and Motir deny liability for all claims asserted in the lawsuit.

Murphy Anderson attorneys Mark Hanna and Michelle Banker were lead counsel. Murphy Anderson attorney Michael T. Anderson assisted.