MIAMI – A former employee for
Maxine's Bistro & Bar alleges he was not paid for every hour that he
Carlos M. Valencia filed a complaint on behalf
of other similarly situated individuals on Jan. 27 in the U.S. District Court
for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against Catalina Hotel LLC
and Nuno Lourenco citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff
alleges that he worked as a host and busser from May 2016 to Jan. 4 without
being paid minimum or overtime wages during his employment. The plaintiff holds
Catalina Hotel LLC and Lourenco responsible because the defendants allegedly
did not pay him for 109 hours that he worked during his employment.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks
compensatory damages, liquidated damages in an equal amount, all legal fees,
provide appropriate back pay and other benefits wrongly denied, and any other
relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro
E. Palma, P.A. in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District
of Florida Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-20382-DPG