PHILADELPHIA – Two former employees of a Philadelphia company allege they are owed back wages.
Hector Vazquez and Anthony Jimenez filed a complaint on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated on Oct. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against MC Cable LLC alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they formerly worked as technicians for the defendant and regularly worked more than 40 hours per week but were not paid any overtime compensation. The suit states they were compensated on a piece-rate basis and misclassified as independent contractors.
The plaintiffs also allege that they were discriminated against because they are Hispanic and that they were terminated in retaliation because Vazquez filed a discrimination complaint.
The plaintiffs holds MC Cable LLC responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime wages to the plaintiff at the proper overtime premium rate of one-and-one-half times their regular rate of pay.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek back wages, front pay in an amount no less than $150,000, punitive damages, prohibit the defendant to maintain its illegal policy or practice of discriminating against their employees, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. They are represented by Michael Murphy of Murphy Law Group LLC in Philadelphia.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:17-cv-04847-CDJ