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THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT THAT MADE PHILAMFOOD CHANGE ITS NAME TO FILSTOP
LOTS OF PDFs.
LAGASPI v. PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING et al
Defendants: FLORENTINA SANTOS, OLIVER SANTOS, PHIL-AM MERCHANDISING
Plaintiff: JAMIE DELEON LAGASPI
Case Number: 2:2013cv01168
Filed: February 26, 2013
Court: New Jersey District Court
Office: Newark Office
Referring Judge: Mark Falk
Presiding Judge: William J. Martini
Nature of Suit: Labor: Fair Standards
Cause of Action: 29:201 Fair Labor Standards Act
Jaime was employed as kitchen staff at PhilAm. According to the lawsuit filed, he worked in excess of 40 hours a week, yet PhilAm willfully failed to pay him overtime compensation of one-half times the regular hourly rate, such failure being a violation of both the FLSA and the NJWPL.
According to Jaime, it was PhilAm’s standard policy and procedure not to pay overtime compensation to workers like him.
Legaspi estimated that over the years, there were hundreds similarly employed by PhilAm who did not receive the overtime pay mandated under the law.
“…there are approximately 300… most of whom would not be likely to file individual suits because they lack adequate financial resources, access to attorneys or knowledge of their claims.”
PhilAm “failed to make, keep, and preserve records with respect to each of its employees sufficient to determine the wages, hours, and other conditions and practices of employment in violation of the FLSA.”
Read the 14-page complaint here (PDF).
FLSA = Fair Labor Standards Act
NJWPL = New Jersey Wage Payment Law
LS FILIPINO MERCHANDISING INC
4201 Tonnelle Ave, North Bergen, NJ
Registered on August 21, 2015
State ID: 0450012311
Business type: Domestic Profit
FILSTOP INC / FILSTOP GROCERY
683 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ
Online Retail Grocery Sore
Domestic Profit Corporation