A Florida resident has filed a lawsuit in federal court in which she claims the following companies and their two owners unlawfully misclassified her and other employees as independent contractors as a means to avoid paying overtime wages:
Lux Cosmetic Surgery Center Corp.;
Seduction Cosmetic Center Corp.;
New You Plastic Surgery & Spa Corp.;
CG Beauty Plastic Surgery Corp.;
Jardon’s Medical For Plastic & Bariatric Surgery Corp.; and
Butterfly Cosmetic Corp.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendants as a full-time Practice/Office administrator from August 2017 through February 2018, a span of roughly 26 weeks. The woman claims the joint employer defendants did not keep records of her hours worked and never paid her time-and-a-half wages even though she worked upward of 40 hours during most, if not all, weeks of her employment. Coupled with these claims, the plaintiff says she was never provided with bona fide meal periods during which the defendants would have allowed her to be off the clock.
Rounding out the suit is the plaintiff’s charge that in addition to the regular hours she put in six days per week, she was “constantly being contacted” by the individual defendants at night and on weekends with work-related demands.
“[The defendants] knowingly and willfully operated their business with a policy of not paying overtime compensation to [the plaintiff], which was in violation of the [Fair Labor Standards Act],” the lawsuit reads.