Michael Abella Sep. 6, 2016, 11:49am


NEW ORLEANS — A Louisiana construction worker is suing a Baton Rouge company, alleging failure to pay overtime. 

Jaime Casalegno filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Aug. 15, in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Cajun Industries LLC, alleging violation of the overtime and minimum wage provisions the Fair Labor Standards Act.

According to the complaint, in 2016, Casalegno was regularly not paid any compensation for the extended time periods of work he performed on city of New Orleans drainage projects and other related projects. 

The plaintiff alleges Cajun Industries required Casalegno to arrive at the job site around 6:30 a.m. but did not start paying him until 7 a.m. and failed to pay him one-and-a-half times his regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week as required by FLSA.

Casalegno seeks trial by jury, compensation for all unpaid wages, attorney fees and court costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and all other relief as court deems equitable. He is represented by attorneys Roberto Luis Costales and Emily A. Westermeier of Costales Law Office in New Orleans and by William H. Beaumont of New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-13847

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