MIAMI – Former bussers for a Miami-Dade County business allege their time cards were manipulated and they were not paid for all hours worked as a result.
Dani Benegas and Jorge Hernandez filed a complaint on behalf of other similarly situated individuals on Sept. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against MMPB Group LLC, doing business as Villa Azur; Michael Martin; Antoine Delgado; and Jean Philippe Bernard citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid any overtime compensation of minimum overtime wage from 2013 to 2016. The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay overtime premiums to plaintiffs at a rate of time-and-one-half for working more than 40 hours and that the defendants manipulated their time records.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek actual damages for unpaid wages plus interest, liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. They are represented by R. Martin Saenz of Saenz & Anderson PLLC in Aventura.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division Case number 1:16-cv-24134-DPG