PHILADELPHIA — An auto body prepper is suing Marquis Auto Restorations LLC, Jim Klotz and Alan Lewenthal, employers, claiming violation of wage laws.
Steven Marrazzo filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against the defendants, alleging that they violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment Collection Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he often worked more than 40 hours per week but was never properly compensated at an overtime rate, and has suffered damages in the form of unpaid overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because they allegedly deducted lunch periods from his pay although he rarely took lunch breaks and failed to pay him at the rate of one and one-half of his regular rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 per week.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an order prohibiting the defendants from continuing their illegal policy, compensation for all damages, legal fees, costs and expenses and any verdict in his favor to be molded by the court. He is represented by Ari R. Karpf of Karpf, Karpf & Cerutti PC in Bensalem.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:16-cv-02503