ORLANDO, Florida — A man is suing Advance Auto Locksmith Inc., Darren Dent and Richard Wilkinson, his employers, citing alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Dylan Clark filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division against the defendants, alleging that they violated wage law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on March 1, 2011, he started working for the defendants as a mobile locksmith through the present, and at all times worked 60 hours per week but was not compensated for overtime hours in excess of 40 hours. On Oct. 20, 2016, he alleges, the defendants were served with a formal demand for overtime wages, but he claims that as retaliation, the defendants altered the terms of his employment.
The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to compensate plaintiff time and a half of his regular rate of pay for hours in excess of 40 per week, failed to properly apprise him of his rights under the FLSA, and retaliated against him by causing negative changes to his job and earnings.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in his favor, declaratory relief, unpaid overtime wages, liquidated, compensatory and punitive damages, interest, attorney's fees, costs, disbursements and further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Michael L. Grossman of Cohen Grossman, Attorneys At Law in Maitland.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Orlando Division Case number 16-cv-02037