PHILADELPHIA — A former prep cook has filed a class-action suit against a restaurant for allegations of unpaid overtime compensation.

Sadi Lemus Lemus, on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated, filed a lawsuit on April 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Potamoula Inc., doing business as Oregon Diner, citing violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act (PMWA).

According to the complaint, Lemus worked at the Oregon Diner as a prep cook from approximately October 2014 until December 2015. The plaintiff claims that he and other restaurant workers regularly worked in excess of 40 hours per week without receiving any extra overtime compensation from the defendant. The defendant allegedly willfully violated the FLSA and the PMWA in its payment practices.

Lemus seeks collective action designation, unpaid wages, prejudgment interest, liquidated damages, litigation costs, and attorneys’ fees. He is represented by Michael Hollander of Community Legal Service, in Philadelphia and Peter Winebrake, R. Andrew Santillo and Mark J. Gottesfeld of Winebrake & Santillo LLC in Dresher.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-01599-GEKP

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