PHILADELPHIA – A former employee of a mental and behavioral health service provider alleges he was not paid during his nearly six-month employment.
Ramon Jimenez filed a complaint on March 8 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania against Best Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and Amarilis Lafontaine citing the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked as a mental health provider for the defendants from November 2016 to April 2017. He alleges he was not paid for any on-the-clock work and worked between 45 to 55 hours a week. He alleges he left his employment because he was never paid.
The plaintiff holds Best Behavioral Healthcare Inc. and Lafontaine responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to pay him at all and failed to pay premiums for hours worked beyond 40 in a workweek.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against the defendant for unpaid wages, overtime wages, liquidated damages, interest, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Angeli Murthy of Morgan & Morgan PA in Plantation, Florida.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania case number 2:18-cv-01003-GEKP