TAMPA, Fla. — A pair of former paralegals for two Florida law firms recently hit their former employers each with class action unpaid overtime lawsuits over allegations that the individual plaintiffs failed to receive overtime and other wages from the defendants. Both plaintiffs filed their claims in federal District Court in Tampa, Florida with the hopes of gaining class action status to allow other similarly situated plaintiffs to join appropriate claims and recover unpaid overtime.
The class action unpaid overtime lawsuits, filed in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida’s Tampa Division, claim that the defendants failed to pay the respective plaintiffs one and a half times the individuals’ average hourly rate of pay when working more than 40-hours per week. According to the lawsuits, the two plaintiffs both worked as office managers for their law firms, performing various duties including ordering office supplies, sending mail, and setting appointments for the attorneys.
One plaintiff, formerly with the Jodat Law Group, which has offices in Sarasota, Bradenton, Venice, and Tampa, claims she routinely had to pick up and transport mail from one location to another before and after each shift but was never compensated for this time. The other plaintiff, formerly of the Disparti Law Group of Holiday, Florida, claims she routinely worked up to 50 hours per week, noting the hours on her timesheet, but was never compensated for her time over 40 hours on the job.
Both claims seek compensation for back pay with interest, liquidated damages equal to unpaid earnings, attorneys fees, and any other compensation the court may see fit to award under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which sets national standards for overtime and minimum wage pay. Additionally, the plaintiffs’ unpaid overtime lawsuits seek class action status to allow other similarly affected workers to join the claims and recover their own lost wages in one action. Each plaintiff is represented by the same law firm but in separate overtime pay lawsuits.
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