GAINESVILLE — A bartender has filed suit against a nightclub, alleging she was never paid for the two months she worked there.

Mary Massey filed a complaint Sept. 2 in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida against Austin and Stevens Inc., doing business as Rick's Cabana Lounge, Glenn B. Austin and Benjamin A. Stevens III, alleging that they violated her rights as an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 10, she was hired by the defendants as a bartender, working more than 40 hours per week for which she was not compensated, which caused her to suffer damages for unpaid overtime wages, plus liquidated damages. 

The plaintiff holds Austin and Stevens Inc., Glenn B. Austin and Benjamin A. Stevens III responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff her lawfully earned wages and failed to uphold the rights of the plaintiff under their direct supervision.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in her favor, back wages due, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses of litigation, interest and further relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Peter Bober of Bober & Bober PA in Hollywood.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida case number 16-cv-00439

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