Weldon & Rothman, PL has filed a collective action lawsuit on behalf of nurse anesthetist interns against Collier Anesthesia and Wolford College asserting minimum wage and overtime violations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The law firm of Weldon & Rothman, PL have filed suit in federal court against Collier Anesthesia and Wolford College located in Naples, Florida. The complaint alleges that Collier Anesthesia and Wolford College had an interrelation of operations, centralized control of labor relations, common management, and common ownership or financial control. The complaint alleges two violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) in that Collier Anesthesia/Wolford College failed to pay its interns pursuant to the federal minimum wage and failed to pay its interns overtime who regularly worked over forty (40) hours per week.
The lawsuit goes on to allege that the interns performed productive and routine work of Collier Anesthesia. The suit further alleges that Collier Anesthesia is dependent upon the work of the interns for its normal daily operations and that the interns worked for the Defendants’ benefit. The interns were allegedly used as substitutes for regular workers and/or to augment its existing workforce during specific time periods. It is alleged that if Collier Anesthesia did not use interns, they would need to hire additional employees to perform the work of the interns.