OCALA – An Okahumpka man alleges he was not fully compensated for all hours worked by his former Grand Island employer.
Michael Porter filed a complaint on Sept. 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division against Pope's Precision Projects Inc. and Thomas Pope alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between November 2015 and August, he worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Pope's Precision Projects Inc. and Pope responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay plaintiff at a rate of time-and-one-half for hours worked that exceeded 40 per week.
The plaintiff seeks overtime compensation for all unpaid hours, liquidated damages, damages, all legal fees and interest plus any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by James M. Loren of Goldberg & Loren PA in Plantation.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Ocala Division Case number 5:16-cv-00588-BJD-PRL