Irving Head, a former employee of Luper Self Storage facility has filed a lawsuit claiming that he was not paid the federal minimum wage and overtime wages in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. (Case No. 9:13-cv-00032)
The FLSA establishes minimum wage and overtime pay in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $7.25 per hour effective July 24, 2009. Overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times the regular rate of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek. However, in California the minimum wage is $8.00 per hour and in cases where an employee is subject to both state and federal minimum wage laws, the employee is entitled to the higher minimum wage.
The plaintiff is asking the court for an award of damages for unpaid minimum wages, overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees, court costs and interest.
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