CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Security America, Inc., for failing to pay his final wages in a timely manner.

Mark Norris was employed by the defendant from May 1, 2012, until July 17, 2012, according to a complaint filed Jan. 3 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Norris claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge.

Whenever a person, firm or corporation discharges an employee, they are to pay the employee’s wages and benefits within 72 hours of discharge, according to West Virginia code.

Norris claims the defendant’s actions violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

As a result of Security America’s failure, Norris suffered damages and is entitled to actual wages and liquidated damages, according to the suit.

Norris is seeking compensatory damages. He is being represented by J. Michael Ranson, Cynthia M. Ranson, George B. Morrone III and G. Patrick Jacobs.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge James C. Stucky.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-13

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