Kasey Schefflin-Emrich Jul. 6, 2015, 1:52pm


PHILADELPHIA - A Berks County resident is suing her former employer for allegedly withholding her overtime earnings.

Sharon Lagamba of Blandon filed a lawsuit June 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against HMS Host Tollroads Inc., citing violation of employment law.

According to the complaint, from November 2010 to April 2011, Lagamba was employed as an assistant manager at the defendant's retail locations in Elverson and was paid a salary.

The suit states that Lagamba wasn't paid any compensation, including overtime premium pay, for when she worked more than 40 hours weekly. Lagamba alleges the defendant willfully violated the Fair Labor Standard Act, which states that employees are entitled to overtime premium pay of at least 1.5-half times their regular pay rate for every hour worked more than 40 hours per week.

Lagamba seeks unpaid wages, liquidated damages, interest, attorney fees and court costs, and other relief deemed appropriate by the court.

She is represented by attorneys Peter Winebrake, R. Andrew Santillo, and Mark J. Gottesfeld of Winebrake & Santillo in Dresher; Seth R. Lesser, Jeffrey A. Klafter, Fran L. Rudich and Michael H. Reed of Klafter, Olsen and Lesser in Rye Brook, N.Y.; and Bradley L. Berger of Berger and Associates in New York City.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number: 5:15-cv-03366-EGS.

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