US Department of Labor finds Shreveport hotel denied employee federal family, medical leave protections; wrongly fired worker
Employer name: Hotel De Panache LLC, operating as Home 2 Suites
Investigation site: 6650 Eastbank Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105
Investigation findings: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division found Hotel de Panache LLC denied an employee at its Home 2 Suites location their federally protected leave and fired the employee after they exercised their legal rights. The company is subject to the Family and Medical Leave Act because it operates multiple hotels that employee more than 50 employees within 75 miles of the employee’s worksite. The employer also received training on FMLA protections and trained their employees to prevent future violations.
Back wages recovered: $7,105 in back wages to one worker
Quote: “The Family and Medical Leave Act provides critical workplace protections. Employers with questions about any aspect of the act’s protections should contact their local Wage and Hour Division office or review the numerous resources the division makes available,” said Wage Hour District Director Troy Mouton in New Orleans.