FORT LAUDERDALE – A Broward County man alleges he was not paid a minimum wage while working at a car wash.
Brandon Williams filed a complaint on behalf of himself and other similarly situated individuals on March 21 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division against Annellie's Car Wash LLC and Rene L. Moreno citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff worked for the defendants from March 2015 to December 2016. He alleges he worked more than 40 hours per week, and for a period of time worked for 70 hours each week.
The plaintiffs hold Annellie's Car Wash LLC and Moreno responsible because the defendants allegedly misclassified plaintiff in direct violation of the labor code, failed to compensate plaintiff for all hours worked, failed to provide mandatory rest and meal break periods, and failed to provide plaintiffs with compliant and accurate itemized wage statements, and failed to pay overtime.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendants, actual damages, double damages, attorneys' fees, costs of suit, and any further relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Zandro E. Palma of Zandro E. Palma PA in Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Division Case number 0:17-cv-60577