MIAMI – A Miami-Dade County
woman alleges she was not paid a minimum wage for her work as a live-in
Narcisa Perez Chavez filed a complaint on Jan. 2
in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against
Bernarda M. Arancedo citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that she worked for the defendant as a domestic live-in housekeeper
from Jan. 23, 2012, through Dec. 30, 2016. She alleges she did not
receive salary of at least minimum wage and worked an average of 75 hours a
week and was only paid $6 an hour.
The plaintiff holds Arancedo responsible because
the defendant allegedly denied the plaintiff of her right to receive at least minimum wages for every hour worked and showed reckless disregard of the
provisions of the FLSA concerning the payment of minimum wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
judgment against defendant, double damages, attorney's fees, court costs,
interest, and any other relief that the court finds reasonable. She is
represented by JH Zidell of JH Zidell PA in Miami Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District
of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20003