MIAMI – A Miami-Dade County man alleges he worked an average of 65 hours per week for his former employer and was not paid a minimum wage.
Ruben O. Pou filed a complaint on behalf of and other similarly-situated individuals on March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami Division against LL Transport & Interp Corp. and Luis Delgado citing the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendants from Dec. 1, 2016, to Feb. 13 as a driver. He alleges he was misclassified as an independent contractor.
The plaintiffs hold LL Transport & Interp Corp. and Delgado responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay the minimum wage for every hour worked, failed to keep or provide an accurate record of its employees' hours worked, and failed to pay overtime wages. The plaintiff also alleges he was terminated in retaliation for his complaints about the unpaid wages.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants, actual damages, unpaid overtime compensation, double damages/liquidated damages, attorneys' fees, costs of suit and 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, Miami Division Case number 1:17-cv-21103