Wadi Reformado Aug. 23, 2016, 10:22am


TAMPA — A former employee has filed suit against El Paso Mexican Restaurant claiming she wasn't paid the applicable minimum wage nor received any overtime compensation.

Salaga Mireya Valldares filed a complaint on Aug. 11 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida, against SOPA Corporation, doing business as El Paso Mexican Restaurant, alleging that the employer failed to fairly compensate her for all her working hours. The cites alleged unpaid wages, violation of applicable minimum wage law, and violation of workers compensation acts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between January 2015 and February 2016, she worked without being paid the applicable minimum wage as mandated by the Fair Labor Standards Act and was not paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds SOPA Corporation responsible.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks unpaid back wages, liquidated damages, interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems appropriate. She is represented by Luis A. Cabassa of Wenzel Fenton Cabassa, P.A. in Tampa.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida case number 8:16-cv-02307-VMC-TBM

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