MIAMI – A Miami-Dade County woman alleges she was not paid a minimum wage for her work as a live-in housekeeper.
Narcisa Perez Chavez filed a complaint on Jan. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Bernarda M. Arancedo citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked for the defendant as a domestic live-in housekeeper from Jan. 23, 2012, through Dec. 30, 2016. She alleges she did not receive salary of at least minimum wage and worked an average of 75 hours a week and was only paid $6 an hour.
The plaintiff holds Arancedo responsible because the defendant allegedly denied the plaintiff of her right to receive at least minimum wages for every hour worked and showed reckless disregard of the provisions of the FLSA concerning the payment of minimum wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, double damages, attorney's fees, court costs, interest, and any other relief that the court finds reasonable. She is represented by JH Zidell of JH Zidell PA in Miami Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20003