FORT MYERS, Fla. — A baseball coach for the Fighting Tarpons Charlotte High Baseball team is suing Charlotte County Public Schools alleging failure to pay minimum wage or overtime compensation.
Chris Gadway filed a federal lawsuit, on behalf of himself and others similarly situated, on Jan. 6, in the US District Court for the Middle District of Florida Ft. Myers Division against Charlotte County Public Schools, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the complaint, Gadway was hired by the defendant as a pitching coach for the Fighting Tarpons Charlotte High Baseball in July 2014. The plaintiff claims he continued to work as a coach for fall 2014, spring 2015 and summer practice 2015. The plaintiff alleges the defendant failed to pay him any wages and/or stipend or overtime wages for hours worked in excess of forty hours. Gadway avers the plaintiff willfully violated the FLSA, and at all relevant times, continues to employ the plaintiff and similarly situated non-exempt coaches.
Gadway seeks compensation for all hours worked, liquidated damages, pre-judgment interest, attorney’s fees and costs. He is represented by Bill B. Berke, Esquire, in Cape Coral, Florida.
US District Court for the Middle District of Florida Ft. Myers Division Case number 2:16-cv-00010-SPC-MRM