Annie Hunt Mar. 7, 2016, 1:59pm

PHILADELPHIA — A former employee of Perfection Foods Company and Maximum Labor Inc. is collectively suing the companies over allegations of unpaid wages.

Silvia Barrientos Molina filed a class-action lawsuit on Feb. 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Perfection Foods Company Inc., Maximum Labor Inc., Hahn Tran and Chavez Glady, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).

According to the complaint, Molina was employed at the defendants’ facility, working in the production and packaging of food products from 2011 until January 2015. The plaintiff was paid an hourly rate of $7.25 per hour, and regularly worked between 40 and 72 hours per week.

Molina claims that the defendants failed to record and pay her for regular hours worked and for overtime compensation. The plaintiff avers that many other non-exempt employees for the defendant have not been compensated for their work activities and files this action collectively on their behalf.

Molina seeks an order permitting the class-action designation, unpaid wages, prejudice interest, liquidated damages, litigation costs, expenses and attorneys’ fees. She is represented by Peter Winebrake, R. Andrew Santillo and Mark J. Gottesfeld of Winebrake & Santillo LLC.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-00859

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