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On November 5, 2018, a wage & hour class action was filed against Motel 6 in San Diego, California.  The employment class action claims various violations of the California labor code.

Zakay Law Group, one of two California employment law firms representing the plaintiff in this proposed class action, filed the complaint in the Superior Court of California in the County of San Diego.

The plaintiff worked as a laundry worker at a San Diego location operated by Motel 6 until September 2018, when she was terminated.  She now claims that Motel 6’s employment practices violated the law.

Specifically, the plaintiff filed the lawsuit against G6 Hospitality, LLC and Motel 6 Operating, L.P.; two entities that do business as Motel 6.  The defendants in the action own and operate an international chain of hotels.  They primarily own and operate discount motels with over 1300 locations in the United States and Canada, including numerous locations in California.

The wage and hour complaint, which was filed as a proposed class action, alleges the defendants engaged in business practices that violate California employment laws.  Among other things, the action contends that Motel 6 failed to provide its hourly employees a full 30-minute meal break.  Furthermore, the action contends that Motel 6 failed to pay its hourly employees minimum wage for some of the time they worked “off the clock.”  The complaint also claims Motel 6 did not consistently give its employees the mandatory 10-minute paid rest breaks, and did not pay its employees the appropriate overtime rate according to California labor laws.

Moreover, the action also seeks civil penalties for the employment law violations, including penalties for inaccurate wage statements and penalties for payment of late wage payments.  Finally, the action claims that these employment law violations also constitute an unfair business practice, seeking monetary penalties and an injunction against the Motel 6 entities.

For more information about the legal action, please feel free to review the complaint here.

If you or anyone you know may be the subject of similar employment law violations, please do not hesitate to contact our offices and speak with our California employment attorney for a free consultation.