Marriot Hotels face class action lawsuit based on San Francisco
minimum wage ordinance
October 7, 2005
A class action lawsuit based on San Francisco's minimum wage
ordinance was filed in Superior Court yesterday again Marriott
Hotels, the law firm of Gonzalez and Leigh reported.
"It is believed that this lawsuit is the first class action
to be brought based upon violations of the San Francisco minimum
wage ordinance," the firm said in a written statement.
Four named plaintiffs, current and former employees of Marriott
International, Inc., are Joseph Aubray, Jr., Pamfilo Apostol,
Francisco Serrano, and Svitlana Yakushenko.
"In 2004, despite the fact that the prevailing San Francisco
minimum wage was $850 per hour, Marriott paid these employees
hourly wages ranging from $7.67 to $7.92 per hour.
"Similarly, in 2005 when the San Francisco minimum wage
was raised to $8.62 per hour, Marriott paid these employees hourly
wages ranging from $7.92 to $8.23 per hour," according to