FORT PIERCE – A man employed by an Okeechobee County business alleges he is owed unpaid wages.
E. Brannigan Jr. filed a complaint on March 10 in the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Pierce Division against
Echols Plumbing & Air Conditioning LLC alleging violation of the
Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the
plaintiff alleges that he was not properly compensated while working for
the defendant. The plaintiff holds Echols Plumbing & Air
Conditioning LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to
properly apprise its employees of their rights under the FLSA, failed to
keep or provide an accurate record of its employees' hours worked,
failed to compensate him for time spent on call and for traveling to job
sites, and failed to compensate plaintiff of his proper minimum and
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
judgment against defendant, unpaid minimum wages, back wages due and
owing, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs, interest, declaratory
relief, and further relief the court deems just. He is represented by
Frank M. Malatesta of Malatesta Law Office in Venice.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Pierce Division Case number 2:17-cv-14084