MIAMI – A former employee for a restaurant claims he was not paid the appropriate wage rate for overtime hours.

Thomas Chapman filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Commercial Diner LLC, doing business as Burgers and Suds, and Curtis C. Deckman citing violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid minimum wages or overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Commercial Diner LLC and Deckman responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half for working more than 40 hours.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages, liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Christopher J. Whitelock and David S. Frank of Whitelocks & Associates PA in Fort Lauderdale.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 0:16-cv-62754-WPD

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