MIAMI – A former employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against a Miami corporation over allegations that he is owed unpaid overtime and minimum wages.
Edwin E. Morales filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Sept. 15 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Yasar Corp., doing business as N&J Food Market, and Yasar Saleh citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between February 2014 and July, he worked between 72 to 84 hours per week without being paid the regular rate of pay or any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Yasar Corp. and Yasar Saleh responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime premiums to plaintiff for hours worked that exceeds 40 and was paid less than minimum wage.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all hours worked at the regular minimum rate and overtime wages, liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Alexander Pastukh of Alexander Pastukh PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-23954-RNS