State sues Carlton Hotel
March 9, 2010
The California Department of Industrial Relations is suing David Weyrich’s Carlton Hotel for labor violations, seeking at least $450,000 in lost wages and penalties. [Tribune]
The lawsuit, filed Monday in Paso Robles’ Superior Court, details six labor code violations, involving an estimated 60 workers employed at the upscale Atascadero hotel since October 2009. The labor code violations include failure to pay wages when due, failure to pay minimum wages, and failure to pay overtime.
According to the lawsuit, Weyrich owes at least $300,000 in penalties and $150,000 in unpaid wages and overtime.
The hotel property–currently assessed at nearly $14 million–has $451,865 in current and back property taxes due to the county.
Weyrich has not made a public comment about the lawsuit.