MIAMI – A former bakery employee alleges he routinely worked 65 hours weekly but was only paid at a straight rate of time for wages.
Miguel A. Pizarro filed a complaint on behalf of other similarly situated individuals on June 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Hot Pandeyuca & Co. Inc. and David Alfandary alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between July 21, 2014, and Jan. 15, he worked for more than 40 hours per workweek but was not paid any overtime wages. The plaintiff holds Hot Pandeyuca & Co. Inc. and Alfandary responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay a rate of time-and-one-half for hours worked that exceeded 40 per week. He also alleges he was fired in retaliation by Alfandary for complaining about not being paid overtime.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory damages and an equal amount as liquidated damages, back pay and other benefits wrongly denied, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-22691-RNS