MIAMI—A former employee of Sunrise Properties is suing the residential management company for alleged failure to pay overtime compensation.
Marius Webb filed a federal lawsuit on Jan. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against 5801 Sunrise Properties LLC and Michael Gordon, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the complaint, Webb began performing manual labor for the defendant in July 2014. Between July 2014 and January 2015, the plaintiff said he worked an estimated 55 hours per week, but the defendant allegedly failed to pay him time-and-a-half for hours in excess of 40 hours per week, which is a violation of the FLSA.
The plaintiff further alleges that when he moved into one of the apartments managed by Sunrise Properties in September 2014 the company began deducting $600 per month from his paycheck despite having nothing in writing that gave permission for the deduction.
Webb seeks a trial by jury for overtime payment, wages, lost benefits, interest on the amount found due, liquidated and compensatory damages pursuant to the FLSA, costs, and attorney’s fees. He is represented by Charles M. Eiss and Lindsay M. Massillon of the Law Offices of Charles Eiss PL in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60079-JIC