EAST ST. LOUIS – A former police dispatcher alleges that a city did not pay him overtime wages.
Christopher Coleman filed a complaint on behalf of all others similarly situated on June 20 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois against the city of Cairo, Illinois alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff was employed by the defendant from March 2014 to February. The plaintiff alleges that he had worked for more than 40 hours while also doing "off-the-clock" work but was not paid any overtime wages for all work performed. The plaintiff holds the city of Cairo, Illinois responsible because the defendant allegedly had knowledge of how much time plaintiff was working at any given workweek but still failed to pay him any overtime compensation.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks to enjoin the defendant, payment for all overtime wages owed to plaintiff and a similar amount as liquidated damages, post-judgment interest at the highest legal rate, court costs and any further relief the court grants. He is represented by Brian D. Parish and Brian H. Mahany of MahanyLaw in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois case number 3:16-cv-00672-NJR-DGW