MIAMI – A Davie employer is accused of falling behind on employee contributions owed to labor unions.
MCASF Local 725 Service Corp. filed a complaint on Jan. 4 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Daikin Applied Americas Inc. citing the Labor Management Relations Act and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that it contracted with the board of trustees of several trust funds for the monitoring and collection of contributing employers’ timely remittance of required fringe benefit contributions and other financial obligations. It alleges it has identified that the defendant has failed to remit its required fringe benefit contributions and reporting forms and as a result, plaintiffs have suffered damages from monetary losses.
The plaintiff holds Daikin Applied Americas Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to fulfill its obligations under the collective bargaining agreement by failing to timely pay the required fringe benefit contributions and late payment service fees.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, award damages in an amount sufficient to satisfy all delinquent fringe benefit contributions and other required payments, attorney's fees, maintenance and costs of action, interest, liquidated damages, and other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Richard M. Weiner of Richard M. Weiner PA in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60015