ORLANDO — A former employee is suing a Florida cable company, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Leonardo Baez filed a complaint Sept. 1 in Orange County Circuit Court against Central Florida Cable Communications Inc., alleging failure to pay employees for all hours worked.
According to the complaint, Baez, who worked for Central Florida Cable from September 2013 to Dec. 17, 2016, suffered loss of earnings for working additional hours in excess of 40 per week. The suit says he was not compensated at the statutory rate of one and a half his regular rate of pay as required by the FLSA.
The plaintiff alleges Central Florida Cable Communications failed to compensate him the applicable state minimum wage for all hours worked, and forced Baez to retain and pay for counsel to protect his interests.
Baez seeks trial by jury, unpaid overtime wages, damages between $5,000 and $15,000, plus costs of suit, attorney fees, and all further relief the court deems proper. He is represented by attorney C. Ryan Morgan of Morgan & Morgan PA in Orlando.
Orange County Circuit Court case number 17-C-10883