New Orleans Company accused of not paying employees' overtime

Michelle Massey Jun. 28, 2010, 11:19am

The Department of Labor is suing a New Orleans company for failing to pay employees' overtime.

Secretary of Labor, Hilda L. Solis filed suit against Northridge Custom Homes, doing business as Northridge Custom Framing, 1155 Montauk Highway Corp., doing business as The Northridge Group, Timothy Kaywood, Michael Manuselis, Kirk Carbone and Darren Piercey June 15 in federal court in New Orleans.

The Department of Labor accuses the defendants of willfully violating the Fair Labor Standards Act and other regulations.

Representatives for the Department say the defendants failed to keep adequate records of their employees and their wages, hours and other conditions of employment. The records allegedly failed to show hours worked each day and the total hours worked each week by many of their employees.

The plaintiff is asking the Court to permanently enjoin and restrain the defendants from further violations, to find the defendants liable for the unpaid minimum wages and/or overtime compensation along with an award of court costs and attorney's fees.

Solicitor of Labor, M. Patricia Smith, Regional Solicitor James E. Culp, Counsel for Wage and Hour Margaret Terry Cranford and Trial attorney Elizabeth Kruse are pursuing the claim against the defendants.

U.S. District Judge Jay C. Zainey is assigned to the case.

Case No. 2:10cv01743

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