ST. LOUIS — A maintenance supervisor is suing a Missouri public school, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.
Jerry Seabaugh Sr. of Delta filed a complaint on May 24 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Southern Division against Delta R-V School District alleging that the defendant violated the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA).
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was hired in 1996 as a maintenance worker by the defendant and had been promoted to maintenance supervisor. Plaintiff claims he often worked in excess of 40 hours per workweek with a half-hour lunch break. He also claims that he routinely worked nights and weekends in addition to his set schedule. As a non-exempt employee, the plaintiff alleges he failed to receive overtime compensation and the right amount of time for lunch breaks.
The plaintiff holds Delta R-V School District responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay overtime compensation for hours worked over 40 per week at a rate no less than 1.5 times his regular rate of pay, automatically deducting lunch breaks, and failed to post the employee's rights poster setting.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks damages equal to all unpaid wages, award of pre- and post-judgment interest and such other relief the court deems fair and equitable. He is represented by Thomas E. Kennedy III of Law Offices of Thomas E. Kennedy III LC in St. Louis.
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri Southern Division case number 17-1555
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