ORLANDO – A delivery driver for an Orange County tire business alleges his paycheck was deducted time for taking a lunch break even if he did not do so.

Billy Joe Johnson, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division against Kaufman Tire Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he began working for the defendant March 30, 2015. The plaintiff holds Kaufman Tire Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly automatically deducted 30 minutes for a lunch break without any time recording device to accurately record the break, even if he did not take lunch breaks.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks payment for unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorneys' fees and costs and such other reasonable relief. He is represented by Constantine W. Papas of Law Office of Constantine W. Papas PA in Orlando.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Orlando Division Case number 6:17-cv-00414

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