PHILADELPHIA – An Orefield man alleges that his former employer failed to pay the correct rate for overtime work.

Mark M. Schoemaker filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Aug. 28 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Brooks Automation Inc. alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and other counts.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant as a field service engineer from 2011 to 2017.

The plaintiff holds Brooks Automation Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime wages to the plaintiff at the rate of one-and-one-half times for each hour worked that exceeds 40 hours per week.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant, liquidated damages equal to 25 percent of the wages due, all wages due, compensatory, exemplary, liquidated, and punitive damages, interest, court costs, enjoin the defendant and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Derrek W. Cummings, Larry A. Weisberg and Steve T. Mahan of McCarthy Weisberg Cummings PC in Harrisburg.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 5:17-cv-03872-JLS

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