For the fourth time, US Labor Department finds Roseburg hotel operator shortchanging employees of minimum wage, overtime wages
Employer: Crystal Services LLC, operating as Baymont by Wyndham
Golden Services LLC, operating as Roseburg Value Inn
Investigation sites: 610 W Madrone St., Roseburg, OR 97470
511 SE Stephen St., Roseburg OR 97470
Investigation findings: U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division investigators found the pay practices of Amrik Rai, owner and operator of two Roseburg hotels, violated federal law. Specifically, Rai’s Crystal Services LLC, operator of Baymont by Wyndham, paid one employee a salary that did not meet minimum wage. The employer also failed to pay the worker time and one-half for hours over 40 in a workweek. At the Roseburg Value Inn, Rai’s Golden Services LLC failed to pay one employee all hours worked, another violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The division investigated this employer in 2013 and twice in 2017. Those three prior investigations recovered $45,633 in back wages and liquidated damages for employees.
Back Wages Recovered: $37,423 in back wages for two employees
$37,423 in liquidated damages for two employees
Civil Money Penalties Assessed: $1,542 in penalties
Quote: “The U.S. Department of Labor will hold accountable employers that take advantage of vulnerable workers,” said Wage and Hour Division District Director Carrie Aguilar in Portland, Oregon. “WHD is persistent, follows up after settlements, and will keep working hard to ensure employers come into compliance. Wage theft committed by repeat violators like Amrik Rai will be found and we will make their victims whole.”
Background: Learn more about the Wage and Hour Division, and its search tool if you think you may be owed back wages collected by the division. Help ensure hours worked and pay are accurate by downloading the department’s Android Timesheet App for free.