3 Employees File Lawsuit Against Vail Resorts Alleging Federal and State Labor Law Violations

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Beaver Creek, CO lifties. Credit: Beaver Creek

Three employees have filed a lawsuit against their employer, Vail Resorts, alleging the company “systematically fails to pay its hourly employees for all hours worked” and repeatedly violates federal and state labor laws in California, Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Utah, Vermont, Washington, and Wisconsin.

“Vail Resorts has exploited plaintiffs and thousands of other seasonal employees in violation of federal and state labor laws for years, and these egregious practices continue to the present. This action seeks to hold Vail Resorts responsible for its misconduct, fairly compensate plaintiffs and other similarly situated current and former Vail Resorts employees for damages preliminarily estimated to total more than $100 million.”

– states the lawsuit

Colorado residents Randy Dean Quint and John Linn, and California resident Mark Molina filed the lawsuit in the US District Court for the District of Colorado on December 3rd and seek class-action status.

The men, who worked at Beaver Creek, CO, list traveling on company buses to and from employee parking lots, the time spent putting on company uniforms and equipment, and job training as examples of unpaid “off the clock” time for employees such as instructors, lift scanners, and lift operators. They estimate damages to all affected current and former employees will exceed $100 million.

“All told, Vail Resorts fails to pay snow sports instructors for more than 2.5 hours of work per day in violation of the (Fair Labor Standards Act) and applicable state law.”

– states the lawsuit

Quint alone alleges he is owed $8,363 in unpaid wages plus $17,178 in unpaid overtime. He claims he was usually paid for 30 to 50 hours a week but often worked a dozen or more hours unpaid.

Earlier this year, Apple lost a similar class-action lawsuit brought by its employees disgruntled with having to go through security checks that could take 10-20 minutes after they had clocked off. The unpaid time claimed by the plaintiffs cost Apple as much as $60 million across 12,400 former and current employees.

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5 thoughts on “3 Employees File Lawsuit Against Vail Resorts Alleging Federal and State Labor Law Violations

  1. I replied to this story and snowbrains hasn’t published it, so where did it go ? Where did the third reply go ? It was a two word reply, “apple lost “and yet it was deleted ?
    Stories disappear on this website occasionally so what’s going on ? the story about Julia mancuso’s father disappeared after a couple days .

  2. Snowbrains is censoring the replies to this story, there were 3 replies yesterday and I replied with my thoughts and yet it isn’t published yet ?

    1. Good morning. We absolutely do not censor replies and/or comments on the site (except if they are rude or offensive or contain bad language), so I am not sure what has happened here.

  3. Good luck Vail will win because that’s how big corporations treat seasonal employees it’s all about the buck the rich gets ritcher The poor get poorer

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