TAMPA – Former Florida co-workers are suing over alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which mandates overtime pay of time and a half for certain workers.

David Gillard and Jaclyn Stramiello filed the suit, which they hope will be a class action, in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against Fleetmatics USA LLA, which has an office in Pinellas County.

The former co-workers allege that even though they worked as  inside sales representatives, Fleetmatics gave them job titles that were exempt from the overtime wage provisions of the FLSA. The suit also states that the defendant prohibited them from submitting overtime hours even though they regularly worked more than 40 hours a week, and alleges the plaintiff would threaten employees who complained about the lack of overtime pay by telling them they would lose their job and leave with a negative performance review.

The plaintiffs seek designation of the action as collective. They also want the court find that the defendant's alleged violations of the FLSA are willful, that the members of the class be paid the overtime compensation owed to them in addition to payment of attorney fees, court costs  and other relief the court deems appropriate, including the value of underpaid matching funds in company pension or 401(k) plans. They are represented by Mitchell L. Feldman of Feldman Law Group P.A. in Tampa.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 16-cv-00081-JDW-MAP

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