BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man formerly employed as a driver alleges he was not paid a minimum wage or overtime wages while employed for an Ohio-based company.
Marcus Boatner filed a complaint on Sept. 9 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against MXD Group Inc., formerly Exel Direct Inc., alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendant from May 2015 to September 2015. He alleges he was required to work for 10 to 12 hours each workday without receiving proper wages and he was caused to suffer economic hardship as a result of unpredictable deductions from his wages. The plaintiff holds MXD Group Inc. formerly Exel Direct Inc., responsible because the defendant allegedly made it difficult for him to calculate minimum wage compensation by failing to maintain adequate time records and deprived him of overtime compensation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for all general and special damages, attorney’s fees and court costs, and all other relief to which he might be entitled. He is represented by Earl A. Marcelle III of Marcelle & Associates PLC in Baton Rouge.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00597