BATON ROUGE – A receptionist has filed a suit against her former employer to recover allegedly unpaid wages.
Cara Carbo filed a complaint on Feb. 7 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against The Foot Clinic of Baton Rouge LLC alleging that the medical clinic violated the overtime and minimum wage provisions the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between January and October 2016, she was regularly not paid any compensation for some periods of work that she performed and was also not paid one-and-a-half times her regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week. The plaintiff holds The Foot Clinic of Baton Rouge LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly paid her only after she signed in to work each day, according to a set schedule and without regard for the work that she performed outside that schedule.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover unpaid wages, plus interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs. She is represented by Roberto Luis Costales, William H. Beaumont and Emily A. Westermeier of Beaumont Costales in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:17-cv-00069