CONSTRUCTION COMPANY HIRED TO REBUILD SEASIDE HEIGHTS BOARDWALK FACING WAGE AND OVERTIME LAWSUIT
Jamali Developers LLC, the construction company hired to rebuild the iconic Seaside Heights boardwalk after the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, has just been served with a lawsuit. The suit names Jamali Developers’ CEO and managers as well as another company alleged to be related to Jamali Developers. According to their complaints filed in the Superior Court of Middlesex County, carpenters, Fredy Beza and Angel Martinez, seek a representative action for workers under the New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act on grounds that Jamali Developers allegedly failed to pay workers the mandatory wage rate. Alternatively, Plaintiffs seek a class action suit due to Jamali Developers alleged failure to pay overtime on the reconstruction project and thereby violating the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The Plaintiffs state that there may be over 75 workers entitled to such pay. This firm will continue to monitor the developments in this case.