Former Technician Sues for Overtime Pay

Jose Aleman, a former AGRR technician for Glass America in Miami-Dade County, Fla., has sued the company alleging he was not paid for overtime work.

In particular, he alleges he worked an average of 55 hours per week, in addition to often working through lunch, and was typically not paid for overtime.

“Plaintiff worked for Glass America from approximately January 2012 through October 2014. … Plaintiff was paid for some, but not all, his overtime wages,” Aleman’s attorney writes in court documents. “Plaintiff was occasionally paid for two to three overtime hours, but it was typically the norm that plaintiff was not paid overtime wages for any overtime hours.”

Aleman also contends he often worked through his lunch break or was not relieved of his duties for a lunch break.

“Nonetheless, Glass America deducted one hour daily from plaintiff’s work hours,” according to court documents.

“The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires that [non-exempt] employees be paid overtime hours worked in excess of 40 hours weekly at a rate of time-and-one-half the regular rate,” Aleman’s attorney alleges. “[G]lass America knew and showed reckless disregard of the provisions of the FLSA concerning the payment of overtime wages as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.”

Aleman requests compensatory and liquidated damages, as well as attorney’s fees and costs from Glass America pursuant to FLSA.

“Plaintiff, and those similarly situated, demand trial by jury of all issues triable,” according to his attorney.

Glass America has not yet responded to the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Miami division, at press time.

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