The Louisiana Record Jul. 6, 2016, 1:28pm


NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana man manual laborer is suing a Louisiana furniture store, alleging violation of workers compensation acts in failing to pay proper overtime.

Lusuin Ardino filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, June 20 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against CFL Furniture & Antiques, Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, during Ardino's employment with CFL that began January 2015, he was not paid one-and-a-half times his regular hourly rate for all the hours he worked in excess of 40 hours per week. The plaintiff alleges the defendant treated him as an exempt employee and failed to properly compensate him for all overtime hours worked at the New Orleans store.

Ardino seeks a trial by jury, all unpaid overtime wages, declaration the defendant violated the FLSA, enjoining the defendant from violating FLSA’s overtime and minimum wage provisions, reasonable attorney fees and legal costs, pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and such other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by attorneys Roberto Luis Costales and Emily A. Westermeier of Costales Law Office in New Orleans, and William H. Beaumont of New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-11019

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