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Big Louie's restaurant allegedly failed to pay former employee any overtime wages

By Wadi Reformado | Sep 11, 2016

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MIAMI — A former employee has filed suit against a local restaurant for alleged unpaid wages and overtime.

Joseph Barner filed a complaint Sept. 8 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against JG Restaurant Ventures LLC, doing business as Big Louie's, SDCH Partners LLC, George Abbondante and Jacqueline Ortiz, alleging that they failed to fairly compensate the plaintiff for his work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between October 2014 and March 2016, he worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation at the regular rate of pay. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premium for hours worked that exceeds 40 hours per week.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all back wages, liquidated damages, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Samara Robbins Bober of Bober & Bober P.A. in Hollywood.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida case number 0:16-cv-62139-WJZ

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