NEW ORLEANS — Marcial Vado, 68, has filed a lawsuit against LaMarque Ford Inc. and A & W Auto Detailing, claiming the businesses violated employment laws from May 2013 until May 2014, according to Louisianarecord.com.

Vado was hired around May 20, 2013, stated the article. He worked between 66 and 72 hours per week detailing vehicles for LaMarque Ford.

The suit claims Vado worked on an excessive amount of vehicles daily, noted the article. He also says he was reprimanded for pursuing excellent standards, forced to clean cars twice and made to purchase supplies out of his own pocket.

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The suit alleges A & W Auto Detailing and LaMarque Ford violated the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Louisiana Wage Payment Act, reported the article. It contends that purchasing supplies brought Vado’s pay below the federal minimum wage, that no overtime was paid and that no taxes were withheld from his paychecks.

Vado was terminated from the business on May 2, 2014, shared the article. He “seeks restitution, liquidated damages, penalties, attorney’s fees, expenses and costs.”

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