Sunday, June 11, 2006

Overtime Laws

My fiancé is working in Yellowstone for Xanterra and has complained of the terrible conditions. She said that lots of her coworkers are crying at night after work because of unreasonable workload caused by staff shortages.

Ok, so life is uncomfortable, we can get used to it. Here is the deal breaker. Xanterra has a 48 hour overtime policy, meaning you only get paid 1.5x for time over 48 hours. This is clear violation of the FLSA.

I quote,
"The Federal Fair Labor Standards Act, ("FLSA"), requires employers to pay nonexempt employees overtime wages for work in excess of 40 hours per workweek. Overtime wages must typically be paid at one and one-half times the regular pay rate. If you are over the age of 16, an employer may require you to work more than 40 hours a week so long as you are paid overtime wages. An employee's workweek is a fixed seven day period that may be set by the employer."

I have looked up FLSA exemption criteria and, without boring you with details, discovered that the low earning employees of Xanterra do not qualify for exemption. Most exemptions relate to computer, creative or salaried positions. There is one for "outside sales" but workers at Xanterra would not qualify as "outside salespeople" either.

This is blatant lawbreaking.

I'm going to confirm a few things and then get in touch with an attorney.

Friday, June 24, 2005

More info

You can log on to this website to be a member and to add yours to the following:

password : xanterra
username : xanterrible

Details of Experiences with Xanterra Parks and Resorts:

Three common issues:

Sexual harassment
Retaliation (Taking action against an employee for speaking out about illegal or unethical personnel policies)
The breaking of written or oral contracts (including details of employment offers)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Please write to this site

This website is for all the former and present employees of Xanterra Parks and Resorts (nicknamed Xanterrible) to share and collaborate stories about the horribly destructive and illegal "personnel" policies of the company.

Their hiring practices for management include a preference for:
Convicted felon
Disordained priest

And that's just the ones I know of unfortunately and I only worked for two (for a short time).

Either leave your name or stay anonymous, but check back because I have a feeling this site is going to get very large.

Myself - The first thing the company somehow managed to do to me, was to offer me a job at a remote location (with a written letter confirming) but once there, I was "put" into another position.

And I have a lot more to add.