The Florida Record Apr. 22, 2016, 9:50am


MIAMI – A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against an aircraft parts repair company alleging he regularly worked more than 52 hours a week but was only paid for 40.

Jorge Pineda filed a complaint on behalf of himself and other similarly situated individuals on April 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against TSA Rewinds Florida Inc., doing business as Aircraft Armature Inc., alleging that the aircraft parts repair company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between Nov. 2, 2013, and Jan. 25, 2014, he did not receive any overtime compensation during his 12 weeks of employment. The plaintiff holds Aircraft Armature Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay him any overtime wages for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a single work week, failed to maintain proper time records and fired him on or about Jan. 25, 2014, claiming his low performance. He alleges he was unfairly terminated.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for actual damages, an equal amount in double damages/liquidated damages, attorneys' fees and costs and for such other and further relief as the court may deem equitable and just and/or available. He is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in Miami.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-21167

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