CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Medford Trucking, LLC, after he claims it failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of terminating his employment.
David L. Pence was employed by Medford Trucking from Oct. 5, 2011, until his employment was terminated on Feb. 10, 2012, according to a complaint filed Jan. 10 in Kanawha Circuit Court.
Pence claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of discharge, which violates the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.
The defendant’s failure to pay Pence’s final wages in a timely manner entitles him to an award of wages and benefits due with interest, according to the suit.
Pence claims as a result of the defendant’s failure to pay his final wages in a timely manner, he is also entitled to liquidated damages.
Pence is seeking compensatory and liquidated 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 Charles E. King.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-39