MIAMI – A woman alleges her Dade County employer terminated her when she requested that she be paid for working overtime hours.
Almanza filed a complaint on behalf of herself and other
similarly situated individuals on March 20 in the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Florida against
Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. and Alex Garcia
alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she was employed by the
defendant from June to July 2016 and routinely worked more than 40 hours
per week. She alleges she complained twice with management about the
wrongful wages and requested to be paid for overtime hours, but was
instead fired from employment using pre-textual reasons. The plaintiff
holds Paramount Residential Mortgage Group Inc. and Garcia responsible
because the defendants allegedly retaliated against named plaintiff for
questioning her rights to overtime wages and failed to keep or provide
an accurate record of its employees' hours worked.
request a trial by jury and seek judgment in her favor, damages, unpaid compensation, double damages/liquidated damages,
attorneys' fees, costs of suit, and further relief as the court deems
just. She is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21030