CLEARWATER — A former employee is suing a Redington Shores restaurant owner, alleging violation of the Florida Minimum Wage Act (FMWA).

Beth Falone filed a complaint Jan. 4 in Pinellas Circuit Court against Wahoo's Waterside Pub & Patio Inc., alleging the restaurant owner failed to provide employees proper wages, benefits and incentives.

According to the complaint, Falone who worked at the restaurant between September 2013 and October 2015, suffered economic damages and loss of earnings from the unlawful conduct of Wahoo Waterside's improper use of the tip credit. 

The plaintiff alleges Wahoo's Waterside Pub & Patio failed to compensate her with the applicable minimum wage for all hours worked and improperly applied a tip credit to every hour that Falone worked.

Falone seeks trial by jury, liquidated damages between $5,000 and $15,000, unpaid wages, interest, attorney fees, court costs and disbursements, and all further relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorney Michael L. Grossman of Grossman Law PA in Orlando.

Pinellas Circuit Court case number 18-CC-181

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