Gloria S. Sibo sued the Naples, Fla., club in February for overtime wages she said it owed her in her position as merchandise coordinator. The club countered that Sibo was employed in an administrative or executive position, making her exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act.
A former employee of Grey Oaks Country Club in Naples, Fla., has received a settlement of $35,000 after contending she was owed overtime pay by the club, the Naples Daily News reported.
Grey Oaks Country Club Inc., and Gloria S. Sibo agreed she should collect $21,125 in wages in the settlement finalized September 10 in U.S. District Court in Fort Myers. Other parts of the settlement include $10,000 in lawyer’s fees, a $3,295 mediator’s fee and $580 in costs, the Naples Daily News reported.
Sibo sued Grey Oaks in February, claiming she was owed unpaid overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Sibo said her salary was $62,000 for her position as merchandise coordinator with duties that included buying golf shop inventory; purchasing and setting up tournament gifts; checking, pricing and displaying merchandise; and providing customer service, according to court records, the Naples Daily News reported.
Sibo also said she performed “clerical and sales activities” for the club for three years, the Naples Daily News reported.
Grey Oaks countered that Sibo was employed in an administrative or executive position, making her exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act. The act established provisions for a national minimum wage and guaranteed time-and-a-half for overtime in certain jobs, the Naples Daily News reported.
Sibo’s suit contended that she worked a minimum of 18 to 25 hours of overtime every week in a 22-week period. Since her hourly pay rate was $29.81, Sibo said her overtime pay would be $44.72 an hour. Eighteen hours a week for 22 weeks equals $17,709 and 25 hours a week for 22 weeks is bout $24,613 in unpaid wages, the Naples Daily News reported.terms