Alleged unpaid wages stemming from off-the-clock work are at the center of a lawsuit filed in Florida against AK Building Services Inc. and an individual with control over the business. The plaintiff, who worked as a cleaning employee for the defendants from October 2017 through April 2018, claims she was not paid for roughly 12.5 hours of off-the-clock work put in each week.
The lawsuit states the plaintiff’s official schedule required her to work four-and-a-half hours per day—from 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm—five days per week, totaling about 22.5 weekly hours. In order to complete her workday, however, the plaintiff actually began working at 3:00 pm while waiting until 5:30 to officially clock in, the case says. According to the suit, the plaintiff’s supervisor, the individual defendant, knew the woman worked two-and-a-half off-the-clock hours per day without pay.
Further, the plaintiff was allegedly fired on April 9, 2018 for “discriminatory reasons” and seeks to recover from the defendants a $250 “security deposit” in addition to supposedly unpaid wages.