MIAMI — Individuals have filed a class-action lawsuit against a motel for alleged unpaid wages after they did not receive minimum wage or overtime compensation.
Leonardo Wellington Nieves Cruz, also known as Willie Cornejo, filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Sept. 5 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Warrior Air Inc., doing business as Ramona Motel, Fernando and Luz Stella Millon, alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by unfair wage payment practices.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that from April 2001 through June 9,, named plaintiff Leonardo Wellington Nieves Cruz worked an average of 119 hours a week for the defendants as a front desk receptionist and housekeeper. However, his hourly salary allegedly fell below minimum wage and he was never paid the extra half-time rate for any hours worked over 40 hours in a week.
The plaintiffs hold Warrior Air Inc., doing business as Ramona Motel, Fernando and Luz Stella Millon responsible because the defendants allegedly refused to pay minimum wages as required by law and failed to pay full overtime wages of one and one-half times the regular rate.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment in their favor, double damages, attorney's fees, court costs, interest, and any other relief that the court finds reasonable. They are 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 16-cv-23811