Central Florida Surfaces, Inc. and two individuals who control the business are the defendants in a lawsuit that takes issue with the parties’ alleged refusal to pay proper overtime wages. The suit explains that the defendants contract with an employee leasing company that provides construction workers for their business. The leasing company, according to the suit, is responsible for paying the workers an hourly wage for the first 40 hours of work per week. Any overtime hours, the case continues, are unlawfully paid by the defendants in cash at the employees’ straight-time pay rate instead of at a premium time-and-a-half overtime rate.
The plaintiffs claim they complained to the defendants about this potentially illegal practice and were terminated soon after in retaliation for voicing their concerns.
The case was originally filed in state court and has recently been removed to the District Court for the Middle District of Florida.