Resorts World Contract Summary: 2. Pay

WAGES

Undoubtedly, the most striking change made by the contract is the dramatic increase in wages. Almost immediately, wages will be rocketed from poverty-level to middle-class. The average hourly wage increase effective on October 18, 2013 is an astonishing $9.76 per hour, nearly doubling the average wage!

Equally stunning are the annual wage increases that follow over the next three years. Guaranteed each October 18th, starting in 2014 wages will increase by an average of nearly $3.00 per hour, per year. This means that by the end of the contract, the majority of Resorts World workers will be earning over $60,000 per year.

The specific wage rates for each classification are set forth in blue in the chart in Section 3. The chart also shows the current average wage for each classification (in yellow).

The rates in blue (“Contract Wage”) will apply to all employees who have completed their 90 calendar day probationary period. Employees with less than 90 days’ service will be paid 75% of the applicable Contract Wage until they have completed their probationary period, and then they will receive the 100% rate.

 

SIGNING BONUS

Employees hired on or before July 18, 2013 will also receive one-time lump sum payments based on their length of service as follows:

Months of Service                                                                                     Bonus

12 months or more.....................................................................................$3,000
(hired on or before October 18, 2012)

6 to 12 months............................................................................................$1,500
(hired after October 18, 2012 but on or before April 18, 2013)

3 to 6 months..............................................................................................$750
(hired after April 18, 2013 but on or before July 18, 2013)

 

ADDITIONAL OVERTIME PAY

By law, employees only get overtime pay (1 ½ times their regular rate) if they work more than 40 hours in a week. The contract provides for far better. First, it provides for overtime after 35 hours in a week instead of 40. Also, it provides for overtime after 7 hours in a day and for any hours worked on the 6th and/or 7th consecutive day(s), even if the employee works less than 35 hours in that week.

 

PREMIUM PAY FOR PART-TIME EMPLOYEES

Employees who work less than a full work week (i.e., less than 35 hours) will be paid an additional 25% for the first 19 hours of work that week. This premium pay both disincentivizes the Employer from creating a part-time work force and blunts the financial impact on a worker who is on a reduced work week.

 

TIPS AND GRATUITIES

An automatic 20% of the total bill will be paid for parties of 6 or more in any a la carte restaurant and for all buffet and cocktail beverage sales, with the exception of the food court. Employees will also receive the same 20% for all promotional, complimentary, coupons, vouchers, discounts, and the like, based on menu prices.

Under no circumstances may the Employer, its supervisors, or managers retain any portion of an employee’s tips, gratuities, or any payment or charge purporting to be a tip or gratuity for an employee. Also, all cash gratuities must be paid to employees in full on the same day that those tips are earned.

 

NIGHT SHIFT DIFFERENTIAL 

For any hours worked between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM, employees will get an additional $1.00 per hour. This night shift premium increases each October 18th over the life of the contract.



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