PHILADELPHIA – Former employees are suing a Huntingdon Valley retail company over claims of unpaid overtime hours.
Donald Cikra, Maryann Sonnett, Colleen Carlock, Gail Richmond, Caralee Brush, and Mary Hurtado, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern Division of Pennsylvania against LaMi Products LLC, seeking all available relief under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The group claims at one point or another they were all employees of LaMi as merchandisers and were not paid for overtime hours owed to them. The group claims that while employed by the company they were paid a flat hourly rate, but not compensated for time spent traveling to locations, packaging, paperwork, or other miscellaneous tasks due for payment.
The group is seeking that the court permit this litigation pursue as a collective and class action lawsuit. They also seek all penalties and liquidation damages allowed by law, prejudgment and post-judgment interest, attorneys' fees and costs, as well as any other relief the court sees fit.
The group is represented by Peter Winebrake, R. Andrew Santillo, Mark J. Gottesfield of Winebrake & Santillo LLC, in Dresher and Harold Litchen and Peter M. Delano of Litchen & Liss-Riordan PC of Boston.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:15-CV-06166-WB