MIAMI – A former employee for a Miami-Dade County business alleges she worked more than 40 hours per week during her employment and was not adequately compensated.
Jackelin J. Rodriguez Martinez filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on Feb. 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against 7th Avenue Shoes Inc., also known as Shoe Time and Malik Waqas citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that she worked an average of 60 hours per week for the defendants from October 2008 to February 2017. The plaintiff holds 7th Avenue Shoes Inc. and Waqas responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the plaintiff any overtime premiums at a rate of time-and-one-half of her regular wages for the additional hours.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks double damages, all overtime wages still owing, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. She is represented by J.H. Zidell of J.H. Zidell PA in Miami Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-20728-JAL