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Date: 11-03-2023

Case Style:

Marta Velasquez Flores v. Elite Commercial Cleaning, L.L.C , et al.

Case Number: 8:20-cv-03600

Judge: Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi

Court: United States District Court for the District of Maryland (Prince George's County)

Plaintiff's Attorney:

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Defendant's Attorney: Julian Haffner

Description: Greenbelt, Maryland employment law lawyer represented the Plaintiff who sued the Defendants on Fair Labor Standards Act violation theories.

"The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is a federal law that establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in federal, state, and local governments.

Minimum Wage

The FLSA sets the federal minimum wage for most workers at $7.25 per hour. However, some states and local governments have set higher minimum wages. Employers must pay their employees the higher of the federal or state minimum wage.

Overtime Pay

The FLSA requires employers to pay covered nonexempt employees overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rate of pay for hours worked over 40 in a workweek. A workweek is any fixed and regularly recurring period of 168 hours—seven consecutive 24-hour periods.


Employers must keep certain records about their employees, including their names, addresses, dates of birth, job titles, hourly rates of pay, and hours worked. These records must be kept for at least three years.

Child Labor

The FLSA sets forth certain standards for the employment of minors. For example, children under the age of 14 are generally prohibited from working in most jobs. Children under the age of 16 are prohibited from working in certain hazardous jobs.


Some workers are exempt from the FLSA's minimum wage and overtime pay requirements. These exemptions include certain executive, administrative, professional, and outside sales employees.


The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces the FLSA. Employees who believe that their rights under the FLSA have been violated can file a complaint with the WHD. The WHD can investigate the complaint and take action against the employer, including requiring the employer to pay back wages and liquidated damages.

Employees' Rights

Employees have the following rights under the FLSA:

To be paid the minimum wage and overtime pay required by law.
To have their employer keep accurate records of their hours worked and wages paid.
To be free from retaliation for exercising their rights under the FLSA.

If you believe that your rights under the FLSA have been violated, you should contact the WHD or an experienced employment lawyer."

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Outcome: 11/03/2023 54 Jury Trial Day 5 completed on 11/3/2023 VERDICT RECORDED before Magistrate Judge Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi.(Court Reporter: Paula Leeper) (jh2s, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 55 JUDGMENT entered in favor of Marta Velasquez Flores against Elite Commercial Cleaning, L.L.C, Ana Lucia Vieira in the amount of $3278.52. Signed by Magistrate Judge Ajmel Ahsen Quereshi on 11/3/2023. (hmls, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 56 Plaintiff's Exhibit List by Marta Velasquez Flores. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 57 Defendant's Exhibit List by Elite Commercial Cleaning, L.L.C, Ana Lucia Vieira. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 58 Joint Exhibit List(jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 59 Plaintiff's Witness List by Marta Velasquez Flores. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 60 Stipulation re: Certification of Exhibits Submitted to the Jury. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 61 Jury Notes. (Attachments: # 1 Jury Note 1, # 2 Jury Note 1 - Envelope, # 3 Jury Note 2, # 4 Jury Note 2 - Envelope)(jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 62 -SEALED- JURY VERDICT Signed. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 63 JURY VERDICT. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)
11/03/2023 64 Stipulation re: Return of exhibits to Counsel. (jcs, Deputy Clerk) (Entered: 11/03/2023)

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