NEW ORLEANS – A former employee of a Metairie coffee stand claims she was only paid straight time for overtime hours worked.
Antonia Hernandez, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on March 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Morning Call Coffee Stand Inc. alleging that the employer willfully violated the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while working for defendant for approximately four years, she did not receive premium pay for all hours worked over 40 per week. The plaintiff holds Morning Call Coffee Stand Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly never paid her overtime pay at the statutory rate of one-and-a-half times her regular hourly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order certifying this case as a collective action, award for unpaid wages, interest, liquidated damages, attorneys’ fees and costs and such other general and equitable relief. 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 Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-02613