HUNTINGTON -- A Pomeroy, Ohio, man is suing his former employer for failure to pay wages in a timely manner after his employment was terminated.

Bill Harless Jr. was employed by Penske Truck Leasing Corporation and Penske Truck Leasing Company and learned that his employment had been terminated by a letter from the district manager on Jan. 22, 2010, according to a complaint filed March 23 in Cabell Circuit Court.

Harless claims at the time of his termination, the defendants owed him wages, accrued holiday pay and accrued vacation pay, but failed to pay the wages due until Jan. 29, Feb. 5 and Feb. 12, all dates beyond the 72-hour window allowed for payment of accrued wages to terminated employees under West Virginia law.

The total amount of wages owed to Harless was $3,564.26, according to the suit.

Harless is seeking liquidated damages. He is being represented by Matthew L. Clark.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge F. Jane Hustead.

Cabell Circuit Court case number: 10-C-246

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