MIAMI – An employee is suing a Fort Lauderdale automotive retailer citing allegedly unpaid wages.
Donald Schreiber filed a complaint on May 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Autonation Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he regularly worked six days per week and averaged about 62 hours of working time. He claims he received some overtime wages, but his overtime rate was not calculated to include his commissions. As a result, he alleges has suffered damages for not being paid proper overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Autonation Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly encouraged him to under report his overtime hours, instructed him to punch out early but continue working past his punch-out time, and willfully failed to pay him time-and-one-half of his regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant for the payment of overtime wages, liquidated damages, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs of suit and for all proper relief including prejudgment interest. He is represented by Richard D. Tuschman of Goodz & Tuschman PLLC in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-61012