MIAMI – A cook alleges
he was terminated in retaliation by his former Miami-Dade County
employer for his complaints about not being properly paid for overtime
Emmanuel Garay, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated filed a complaint on March 20 in the U.S. District
Court for the Southern District of Florida against
Little Brazil USA Corp., doing business as Little Brazil and formerly known as Miabraz LLC, and Marcelo Guimaraes
alleging that they intentionally violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for the
defendant from November 2015 to February 2017. The plaintiff holds
Little Brazil USA Corp., doing business as Little Brazil and formerly
known as Miabraz LLC, and Guimaraes
responsible because the defendants allegedly did not properly
compensate him at a rate no less than one-and-a-half times his regular
rate for hours that he worked in excess of 40 per week, retaliated
against and discharged him for seeking overtime payments.
plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover unpaid overtime
compensation, an additional amount as liquidated damages, costs and
attorney’s fees and such other and further relief. He is represented by
R. Martin Saenz of Saenz & Anderson PLLC in Adventura.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21019