On February 23, 2015, a former employee of Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort filed a lawsuit in the San Luis Obispo County Superior Court seeking unpaid minimum wage pay. She brought the case on behalf of massage therapists who worked for Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort in San Luis Obispo. In the complaint, she alleges that Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort failed to pay at least the minimum wage for all hours worked, especially for time before, after and between massages. Instead, the Complaint alleges, Sycamore only paid its massage therapists a commission for each massage.
Sycamore Mineral Springs Resort is resort and spa located on naturally occurring hot springs. Spa and Spa Finder Magazines both voted it one of the top destination mineral spring resorts in the world.
Plaintiff’s attorney Matthew Helland stated, “California law is clear. Employers must pay their employees for all hours worked. Employers cannot pay employees a commission or piece rate for part of their work day and then pay them nothing for the other hours in the day.
Plaintiffs are represented by Matthew C. Helland and Daniel S. Brome from Nichols Kaster, LLP in San Francisco, California.
The case is entitled, King v. SMS Resorts, Inc., No.: 15CV-0110 (San Luis Obispo County Superior Court).