NEW ORLEANS – A caregiver alleges he was not paid overtime by a Covington-based care center.
Rufus McGill filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on Jan. 3 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Alexander Milne Developmental Services, doing business as Alexander Milne Home, alleging that the residential care center owner failure to comply with the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that between June 2013 and September 2016, he routinely worked in excess of 40 hours per week without receiving proper overtime compensation for all hours worked. The plaintiff holds Alexander Milne Developmental Services responsible because the defendant allegedly automatically deducted 30 minutes from his pay for every shift that he worked for a break he did not take.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to recover unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney’s fees, costs and interest and all other relief to which he may be entitled. He is represented by Jody Forester Jackson and Mary Bubbett Jackson of Jackson + Jackson in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-00040