TAMPA – A former employee of a Florida trucking company alleges he was not properly compensated for overtime.
Fermin Zamora filed a complaint on April 7 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Manes Trucking Inc. and Eduardo Manes alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendants as an hourly employee at the rate of $10 per hour. Plaintiff claims he worked at an average of 47 hours or more per week but was not paid overtime compensation for hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek. The plaintiff holds Manes Trucking Inc. and Manes responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay him at one-and-one-half times the regular rate of pay for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek and failed to comply with tax withholding and reporting duties.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment for unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, prejudgment interest, attorneys' fees, costs and any further relief the court deems just and appropriate. He is represented by Cynthia Gonzalez and Luis R. Amadeo of Cynthia Gonzalez in Tampa.
Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00813