ORLANDO – An Orlando resident alleges a timeshare company misclassified her as an independent contractor.
Maria Landrua filed a complaint on Oct. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against
Worldgate Vacations LLC and Ad 1 Vacation Team LLC
alleging violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation and that the defendants did not deduct taxes from her wages. The plaintiff holds Worldgate Vacations LLC and Ad 1 Vacation Team LLC responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime premiums to the plaintiff for working more than 40 hours per week and of filing fraudulent information to the Internal Revenue Service.
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 just. She is represented by Luis A. Cabassa of Wenzel Fenton Cabassa PA in Tampa.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:16-cv-01866-RBD-DCI