MIAMI – A surveyor is suing his former Fort Lauderdale employer alleging he is owed unpaid wages.

Marciano Joseph Chinappi filed a complaint on April 14 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Cardno Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between 2013 and Feb. 24, 2016, he worked for more than 40 hours per week without proper overtime compensation and was required to work during many of his break times. The plaintiff holds Cardno Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime wages at the rate of time-and-one-half of his regular rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 per week, deducted time for meal breaks despite the plaintiff working through them and failed to properly disclose or apprise him of his rights under the FLSA.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that the defendant violated the maximum hour provisions of the law, compensation for unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and expenses, post-judgment interest and for any other and further relief the court may deem to be just and proper. He is represented by Peter Bober of Bober & Bober PA in Hollywood.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-60824

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