MIAMI — A teacher has filed suit against a school board for alleged unpaid wages and incorrectly filing her employment status to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for tax purposes.
Marlene Johnson Boyd filed a complaint Sept. 12 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against the Broward County School Board, alleging that the employer failed to provide fair compensation to the plaintiff for her work.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked for more than 40 hours as non-professional caregiver providing care to her mother without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Broward County School Board responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay plaintiff any overtime premium for hours worked that exceeds 40 and incorrectly filed her tax information with the IRS.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks $5,000 for each fraudulent information return filed by the defendant for each year, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by Brian H. Pollock of Fairlaw Firm in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 0:16-cv-62171-RLR