La Quinta To Pay $1.5M To Settle Housekeepers' Wage Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 29, 2012, 4:12 PM EST) -- Operators of the La Quinta hotel chain have agreed to pay $1.5 million to resolve a putative class action alleging the hotel failed to provide its California housekeepers with meal and rest breaks or proper overtime pay, according to a settlement filed in federal court Wednesday.

The settlement ends claims that Dallas-based LQ Management LLC failed to accurately calculate and pay overtime wages dating back to 2006. The proposed class includes more than 1,900 housekeepers who worked at La Quinta across the state.

Named plaintiff Maria...
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