Tia Benton Jan. 31, 2013, 4:33pm

NEW ORLEANS – A former employee of a local contractor claims he never received wages for labor and payment for materials he supplied on a remodeling job in New Orleans.

Phillip Brenckle filed a lawsuit against The Home Improvement Group of Louisiana, LLC and George Temple on Nov. 29 in the Orleans Parish Central District Court.

The plaintiff asserts that the defendant is indebted to him for $13,720 for allegedly failing to render unto him wages due for his work and personal materials provided for a work project. The total also includes compensation for a 90 day period that passed since the plaintiff’s letter of demand. Louisiana state statute holds an employer liable to an employee for 90 days wages at the employee’s daily rate in cases of non-payment.

Counsel for the plaintiff is John W. Redmann of the Law Office of John W. Redmann, LLC.

This case has been assigned to Division L Judge Kern A. Reese.

Case no. 2012-11039.

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