Joel Dillard, P.A.

Representing Mississippi Workers



What is this lawsuit about?

A federal suit has been filed to recover wages which are allegedly owed by Southern Floor Covering, Inc., to current and former employees who worked installing carpets. Melvin Tillis and his co-workers filed this lawsuit. He alleges that he worked more than 40 hours per week. He alleges his employer did not track his hours, but paid him a “salary.” He alleges that he was not paid overtime. His suit seeks payment of unpaid overtime and wages. He also seeks liquidated damages in an amount which would double his unpaid overtime and wages. He asks that the employer pay costs and attorney's fees. Southern Floor Covering, Inc. denies that it owes any unpaid wages, damages, or fees and costs.

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