MIAMI – An electrician has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employers alleging he worked an average of 82 hours per week but was not paid overtime.
Frank Pavel Mora Forte, also known as Frank Mora, filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Excell Electric Systems LLC, Humberto T. Sezumaga and Talia Sezumaga alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between July 10, 2014, and Dec. 4, 2014, he did not receive the extra half time overtime rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 per week. The plaintiff holds Excell Electric Systems LLC Humberto T. Sezumaga and Talia Sezumaga responsible because the defendants allegedly willfully and intentionally refused to pay overtime wages at the rate of time-and-one-half of his hourly rate and failed to investigate whether their payroll practices were in accordance with the law.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensation for double damages and reasonable attorney's fees, costs, interest, and any other relief that the court may find reasonable under the circumstances. He is represented by J.H. Zidell of J.H. Zidell PA in Miami Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-21222