CALIFORNIA — An employee has filed a class-action lawsuit against Phillip Knowles, dba Ceramic & Stone Design, an employer, citing alleged unpaid wages and violation of workers compensation acts.

Pedro Morfin-Arias filed a complaint on behalf of other similarly situated employees on Oct. 23, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against Phillip Knowles, dba Ceramic & Stone Design alleging that the employer failed to pay fair compensation to the plaintiff for his work.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that he worked for more than 40 hours without being paid any overtime compensation. The plaintiff holds Phillip Knowles, dba Ceramic & Stone Design responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to pay plaintiff any overtime premium for hours worked that exceeds 40 hours per week.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks compensatory and economic damages, liquidated damages, unpaid overtime wages, unpaid minimum wages, interest, restitution, exemplary damages, all legal fees and interest and any other relief as this court deems just. He is represented by Robert David Baker of Robert David Baker, Inc. in San Jose.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Case number 5:16-cv-06114

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