A Florida man employed by Host International, Inc. for more than 19 years has sued the company to recover allegedly unpaid wages stemming from off-the-clock work.
The lawsuit says the plaintiff worked as a kitchen cleaner and janitor at the defendant’s Miami International Airport location from November 1998 through December 2017. The period of time relevant to the case, however, is a stretch of 149 weeks in which the plaintiff claims he was not paid for four hours of work each week. This off-the-clock time reportedly stems from the plaintiff being required by his supervisor to stay a minimum of one hour past his scheduled clock-out time each day, the case says.
“Therefore, [the plaintiff] was not paid his regular wages for all the hours that he worked in a week period, in violation of [Fair Labor Standards Act] provisions,” the lawsuit asserts.