LENOX, Mass. (AP) - About 700 current and former workers at a Berkshires resort have received their share of a $7 million settlement with management.
Checks for thousands of dollars arrived in the mail this week for food-service and spa employees of the Cranwell Resort, Spa and Golf Club in Lenox which was accused in a class-action lawsuit of withholding tips.
An attorney for the workers tells The Berkshire Eagle the payments represent the tips withheld plus interest.
The workers said in addition to withholding tips dating to 2002, management told employees to lie to clients.
A judge approved the settlement last month.
Cranwell's current manager, who's been on the job less than a year, says the settlement is not an admission of liability and the resort is glad to have the matter behind it.