Platero et al v. Grand Hyatt et al

  1. January 31, 2024

    NYC Hotel Can Keep Arbitration Win In Severance Dispute

    A Manhattan hotel does not need to give additional severance pay to a group of union-represented banquet servers laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, a New York federal judge has ruled, confirming an arbitrator's holding that the hotel calculated the servers' payouts appropriately.

  2. July 12, 2023

    Servers Drop Union From Severance Dispute With NYC Hyatt

    A group of former Grand Hyatt New York servers dropped the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council from a lawsuit alleging they should have received more severance pay than nontipped co-workers, according to a stipulation filed by the union and the servers in New York federal court.

  3. June 01, 2023

    Grand Hyatt Fights Servers' Bid For More Severance Pay

    A Manhattan hotel has asked a New York federal judge to toss its former banquet servers' bid for additional severance pay, saying an arbitrator correctly held that the servers weren't entitled to double the number of severance days as their nontipped colleagues.

  4. May 05, 2023

    NYC Hyatt Workers Ask Judge To Vacate Arbitrator's Award

    A group of union-represented New York City banquet servers urged a federal judge Friday to vacate an arbitration award that freed a Grand Hyatt Hotel from the obligation to provide enhanced severance pay, saying the award ignores "crystal clear language" in a 2019 settlement agreement compelling the enhancement.

  5. October 13, 2022

    NYC Hyatt, Union Conspired To Deny Severance, Suit Claims

    A hotel workers' union colluded with a Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City to withhold severance wages from the hotel's banquet servers, the employees alleged in a federal lawsuit, adding the misconduct violated a previous agreement the employees struck with the union and hotel.