Tia Benton Apr. 9, 2013, 4:18pm

NEW ORLEANS – A Metairie-based temporary staffing agency is being sued by two former employees who claim they did not receive wages for weeks and days-worth of work.

Ronald Byland and Fany Hernandez filed a lawsuit against Superior Hospitality Systems Inc. in the Orleans Parish Central District Court on Feb. 5.

Byland claims he has not been paid wages for one week's worth of work he did before resigning and is entitled to a total of $21,600 by virtue of Louisiana’s Wage Payment statute.

Hernandez asserts she was not paid for one day of pay which she claims defendant unlawfully docked from her on a day she had to go to the hospital to deliver her baby. She claims to be entitled to a total of $13,075.92.

The defendant is accused of unlawfully docking wages and failing to relinquish wages for plaintiffs in a timely fashion.

Plaintiffs are seeking the aforementioned amounts plus attorney fees.

Attorney Larry E. Demmons of the Demmons Law Firm LLC will represent plaintiffs in court.

This case has been assigned to Division J Judge Paula A. Brown.

Case no. 2013-01115.

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