PITTSBURGH - The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Robert Gaudin, individually and as CEO of Holland Acquisitions Inc., citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.
Edward C. Hugler, acting U.S. secretary of Labor, filed a complaint March 22 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania against Gaudin alleging the CEO failed to compensate his employees for their work. Holland provides abstracting services to oil companies with a Pennsylvania office located in Washington.
According to the complaint, Hugler alleges employees that were not properly compensated for their work sustained damages from Gaudin's employment practices. The DOL holds the defendant responsible because he allegedly misclassified his employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying overtime wages.
Hugler seeks judgment against the defendant, to enjoin the defendant, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, back wages, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants.
Hugler is represented by Andrea Luby, Jennifer L. Bluer and John Nocito of the Office of the Solicitor in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania Case number 2:17-cv-00366-MRH