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Laid off Walley’s employees paid for work

by Scott Neuffer
Staff Writer

The nearly 30 employees of David Walley’s Resort Hot Springs and Spa who were temporarily laid off this week because of financial problems with the resort’s lenders were paid in full for their last weeks’ work, according to Walley’s human resources manager Brenda Yenkole.

Yenkole said all food and beverage employees put on furlough, forced leave without pay, for three to four weeks, as the resort’s restaurant and deli remained closed, were paid for their last work period on Nov. 7.

Richard D’ Angelo, one of the employees temporarily laid off, was initially upset as he and others had received a memo from the corporate headquarters of Quintus Resorts, which oversees Walley’s, stating that the company would pay employees as soon as “conditions improved.”

But on Nov. 7, D’ Angelo confirmed that he had been paid.

“It’s been very tough,” said Yenkole.

Yenkole said Walley’s plans to keep the restaurant and deli closed for three to four weeks, hoping to reopen on Thanksgiving and in December for the holiday season.