Jenie Mallari-Torres Aug. 19, 2016, 12:18pm


ORLANDO — A former employee has filed a claim against Estep Construction Inc. and Jeffrey Estep, a general contractor, alleging he wasn't paid overtime wages.

Joseph Carrion filed a complaint on Aug. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, against Estep Construction Inc. and Jeffrey Estep, alleging that the general contractor knowingly violated the regulations of Fair Labor Standards Act and  allegedly failed to pay overtime compensation.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that from April to August 2016 while employed and working for the defendants, he was not paid overtime compensation. The plaintiff also alleges he was deducted 30 minutes per day for a meal break that he did not regularly take or for the time he spent driving the defendants' dump truck, which he claims caused him to suffer damages and incurred attorneys' fees and costs. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, unpaid overtime compensation, damages, attorney's fees and costs of this action and all further relief that the court determines to be just and appropriate. He is represented by Don McManus of Law Offices of Don McManus PL in Orlando.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division, case number 6:16-cv-01412

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