FORT LAUDERDALE – A man has filed a class action suit against two Broward County businesses over allegations he was misclassified as an independent contractor.
Coleman filed a complaint on behalf of and other similarly-situated
individuals on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern
District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against the
Oakland Car Service Inc., Annellie's Car Wash LLC, Jacob Schneider and
Rene L. Moreno
citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint,
the plaintiff worked for the defendants from 2001 to 2016 as a nonexempt
tipped car wash employee. He alleges he worked for 50 to 60 hours per
week. The plaintiff holds
Oakland Car Service Inc., Annellie's Car Wash LLC, Schneider and Moreno
responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to keep or
provide an accurate record of its employees' hours worked,
misclassified him as an independent contractor, failed to compensate
its employees of overtime wages and failed to pay a minimum wage.
plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants,
declaratory relief, compensatory damages and an equal amount of
liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and expenses. He is represented
by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 17-cv-60575