MIAMI – A former employee of a Miami-Dade County car dealership alleges he was not paid a minimum wage and has filed a class-action suit.
Reynaldo Farinas filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Aug. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Homestead Ford Inc., doing business as Armstrong Ford of Homestead, and William J. Armstrong alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked without being paid the legal minimum wage and commissions promised under the pay plan. The plaintiff holds Homestead Ford Inc. and Armstrong responsible because the defendants allegedly breached their pay agreement with plaintiff by not paying the legal minimum wage to him as well as keeping the manufacturer's bonus money intended to be given to plaintiff and other sales personnel.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages equal to all converted spin money generated by the sales of automobiles sold by plaintiff plus interest, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Anthony F. Sanchez of Anthony F. Sanchez PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:16-cv-23279-UU