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Construction worker on Clearwater project sues for overtime pay

CLEARWATER — A construction worker is suing two companies, alleging they failed to pay him overtime wages for work pouring concrete at the high-end Nolen apartment complex construction site in downtown.

Miguel Rafael states Legomatic Construction and ZMG Construction paid only straight time, never time and a half, for his labor even though he regularly worked more than 40 hours per week, according to the lawsuit filed March 16 under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In the lawsuit, Rafael estimates he is owed $2,000 to $4,000 in wages and that 15 to 25 other workers also were denied overtime wages.

ZMG President Mark Filburn said Monday that Rafael was never an employee of his company and that ZMG has never had a complaint of workers not receiving proper wages. Legomatic is a subcontractor for ZMG on the Nolen project, he said.

Legomatic Managing Officer Damien Dross said his company is investigating the credibility of the allegations because all workers "got paid properly, as far as I'm concerned."

Construction worker on Clearwater project sues for overtime pay 03/31/16 [Last modified: Thursday, March 31, 2016 12:19pm]
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