MIAMI – A former tobacconist claims he worked 48 hours per week but was not adequately compensated for the extra hours.
Luis Alberto Matos Prada filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Cuba Tobacco Cigar Co., also known as Tabacalera Las Villas Cigar Co., Tabacalera Bello USA Co., et al. citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between 2012 and 2016, he worked for more than 40 hours per week without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Cuba Tobacco Cigar Co., also known as Tabacalera Las Villas Cigar Co., Tabacalera Bello USA Co., et al. responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premiums for working more than 40 hours per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks double damages, overtime wages still owing, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by J.H. Zidell of J.H. Zidell P.A. in Miami Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20380-UU