MIAMI – A teacher for a for-profit school has filed a class action suit over allegations she routinely worked more than 40 hours per week without compensation.

Belkis Sanchez filed a complaint on behalf of herself and other similarly situated individuals on March 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida against Acadekids Pre-School and Learning Center Corp., Nellys Petrone Sanabria and Maidelis Pazo citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed as a teacher by the defendants from 2009 to 2017. The plaintiffs hold Acadekids Pre-School and Learning Center Corp., Sanabria and Pazo responsible because the defendants allegedly required plaintiffs to work off-the-clock hours, and required plaintiffs to attend mandatory staff training meetings after work hours during the weekdays without compensation.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, back payments, liquidated damages, interest, attorneys' fees, costs, and further relief the court deems just. She is representing herself.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Case number 1:17-cv-21023

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