FORT LAUDERDALE – A former cook for a Lauderdale-by-the-Sea restaurant alleges he was not properly compensated.
Rudolph Ioppolo filed a complaint on Oct. 11 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Pa Degennaro's Inc., doing business as Chatham House Restaurant, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between 2013 and July, he worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid minimum wages or any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Pa Degennaro's Inc., doing business as Chatham House Restaurant, responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half to plaintiff for working more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks actual and liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief the court deems just. He is represented by Matthew R. McGuigan of Mill Stone Legal Group LLC in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-62415-WJZ