MIAMI – Two former employees of a moving company allege they are owed unpaid overtime wages.
Courtney Poisson and Roosevelt Butler filed a complaint on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Jochas Moving and Delivery LLC, Joanna E. Johnson and Charles A. Johnson Jr., alleging that the defendants violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were hired as movers by the defendants and were paid $12 per hour. The plaintiffs claim that they worked at an average of 47 to 48 hours a week but were never paid for extra time for any hours worked over 40 hours.
The plaintiffs holds Jochas Moving and Delivery LLC, Joanna E. Johnson and Charles A. Johnson Jr. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime wages at the statutory rate of time-and-one-half for the hours worked in excess of 40 hours per week and failed to properly disclose or apprise the employees' rights under the FLSA.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment awarding overtime compensation, unpaid wages in the amount calculated, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs, post-judgment interest, for such further relief this court deems just proper. They are represented by Pavel Kogan of Kogan Proper, PA in Fort Lauderdale.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:17-cv-60388-JIC