FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County resident alleges he was terminated by his employers for complaining about not receiving overtime pay.
Rafael Tamacas filed a complaint on behalf of other similarly situated individuals on Dec. 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Rodmar Grocers Inc., doing business as President Supermarket No. 4, Jorge Rios and Cecilia Rios citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Rodmar Grocers Inc., doing business as President Supermarket No. 4, Jorge Rios and Cecilia Rios responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premium for working more than 40 hours per week and then allegedly retaliated against him by terminating him on June 16, 2016, for his complaints about the practices.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks back wages, liquidated damages, reinstatement and promotion, injunctive relief, and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by R. Martin Saenz of Saenz & Anderson PLLC in Aventura.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:16-cv-62995-BB