The Louisiana Record Aug. 28, 2016, 7:16pm


NEW ORLEANS – Two direct service workers have filed a class-action lawsuit against their former New Orleans employer alleging that they were not paid overtime.

Beverly York and Linda Wilson filed a complaint on behalf of other persons similarly situated on July 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Advocates for Juvenile and Adults Rights Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they regularly worked more than 40 hours in a workweek in order to complete their job assignments without receiving overtime premiums. The plaintiffs holds Advocates for Juvenile and Adults Rights Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime compensation and failed to maintain proper records or pay wages for travel time.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an award for damages, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees, costs, penalties and interest and for all other legal and/or equitable relief to which they may be entitled. They are represented by Derek M. Mercer of Mercer Law Firm LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-12487

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