U.S. orders Westgate Resorts to pay US$868,000 in back wages

ORLANDO Central Florida Investments, the timeshare operator that does business as Westgate Resorts, owes more than US$868,000 in back wages, the federal government says.

A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has determined that 1,065 “off-property consultants” for Westgate—employees who schedule timeshare tours—were not paid minimum wage and that commissions and overtime were improperly calculated. The agency also says Westgate failed to keep accurate time-card records between May 2007 and May 2009.