NEW ORLEANS – A St. Tammany Parish resident has filed a class-action lawsuit against his former employer over allegations that he was not fairly compensated for his work.
Darrell Hobbs filed a complaint on behalf of individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated filed a complaint on May 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Cable Marketing and Installation of Louisiana Inc. and Cable Marketing and Installation Inc. alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he was employed by the defendants from December 2017 to April and worked up to 72 hours per workweek as a cable installer. The plaintiff holds Cable Marketing and Installation of Louisiana Inc. and Cable Marketing and Installation Inc. responsible because the defendants allegedly intentionally classified plaintiff as independent contractor and failed to pay the statutory minimum wage and overtime pay.
The plaintiff seeks an order allowing this case to proceed as a class action, award for all unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney's fees, costs and all other relief as may be just and proper. He is represented by Charles J. Stiegler of Stiegler Law Firm LLC in New Orleans.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:17-cv-04766