Zeldes Haeggquist & Eck, LLP has filed a class action lawsuit against Massage Envy on behalf of massage therapists and estheticians in California. The complaint alleges that Massage Envy’s compensation plan violates California’s wage and hour laws by unlawfully averaging its non-exempt employees’ compensation. Massage Envy’s policy mandates that employees are paid on a piece-rate basis (i.e., per massage) or California’s minimum wage averaged for the total hours worked per pay period, whichever is greater. In effect, this policy results in a failure to pay class members for all non-piece-rate hours. Vann v. Massage Envy Franchising, LLC, Case No. 37-2013-00062206-CU-OE-CTL (San Diego Superior Court).
If you are a current or former Massage Envy employee and want more information on this case, please email Alreen Haeggquist or Aaron Olsen or call (619) 342-8000.