Former employee alleges outlet store violated FLSA

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Apr 9, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former employee is suing a Broward County outlet store, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

FORT LAUDERDALE — A former employee is suing a Broward County outlet store, alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Paul Joseph Mortillaro filed a complaint March 26 in Broward Circuit Court against Floor and Decor Outlets of America Inc., Thomas Taylor and David Christopherson, alleging failure to pay employees for all hours worked.

According to the complaint, Mortillaro worked as a leading specialty retailer in hard surface flooring for Floor and Decor Outlets from July 10, 2015, to Oct. 6, 2017, for approximately 45 hours each week. The suit says Mortillaro has suffered loss of earnings for working additional hours in excess of 40 per week because he was not compensated at the statutory rate of one and a half his regular rate of pay as required by FLSA. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants showed reckless disregard for the provisions of the FLSA, and refused to properly pay him for all hours worked.

Mortillaro seeks trial by jury, damages of more than $15,000, interest, costs of action, attorney fees, and all additional relief the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Waynice A. Green and Eric W. Nicastro of Pacin Levine PA in Miami.

Broward Circuit Court case number CACE-18-7100

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