A lawsuit removed to federal court in California claims Motel 6 workers were not paid proper overtime wages nor provided with meal and rest breaks in accordance with state law.
According to the lawsuit, defendants G6 Hospitality, LLC and Motel 6 Operating, L.P. miscalculated employees’ overtime rates by failing to include performance-related incentive pay as part of their regular pay rates. As a result, the case argues, workers were routinely underpaid when they put in more than 40 hours in one week.
The lawsuit goes on to challenge the hotel chain’s alleged failure to provide proper meal and rest breaks. The plaintiff claims she and other non-exempt employees were “from time to time” unable to take off-duty meal periods because of their “rigorous work schedules,” and were never granted second meal periods when they worked a shift lasting longer than 10 hours. Similarly, workers were denied 10-minute rest periods for every four hours of work, the suit argues, and were not compensated with an hour’s wages in lieu of each break.