FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County man alleges he was not paid a minimum wage while working at a car wash.
Williams filed a complaint on behalf of himself and other
similarly situated individuals on March 21 in the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against
Annellie's Car Wash LLC and Rene L. Moreno
citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint,
the plaintiff worked for the defendants from March 2015 to December
2016. He alleges he worked more than 40 hours per week, and for a period
of time worked for 70 hours each week.
The plaintiffs hold
Annellie's Car Wash LLC and Moreno responsible because the
defendants allegedly misclassified plaintiff in direct violation of the
labor code, failed to compensate plaintiff for all hours worked, failed
to provide mandatory rest and meal break periods, and failed to provide
plaintiffs with compliant and accurate itemized wage statements, and
failed to pay overtime.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury
and seek judgment against defendants, actual damages, double damages,
attorneys' fees, costs of suit, and any further relief as the court deems
just. He is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:17-cv-60577