TAMPA – A medical assistant for a Hernando County office alleges she worked an average of five overtime hours a week and was not compensated for them.

Lori Day filed a complaint on behalf of others similarly situated on Jan. 9 in the Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida against John Batista, M.D., P.A., and John Batista, M.D. citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid any overtime compensation during her employment with the defendants from June 2015 to August 2016. The plaintiff holds John Batista, M.D., P.A., and John Batista, M.D. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay a rate of time-and-one-half to the plaintiff for hours worked that exceeded 40 hours.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment of all unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, all legal fees and any other relief as this court deems just. She is represented by Marc R. Edelman of Morgan & Morgan, P.A. in Tampa.

Tampa Division of the Middle District of Florida Case number 8:17-cv-00058-MSS-AEP

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