CHARLESTON – A former employee is suing Machine & Component Transport, LLC after he claims it failed to pay his final wages in a timely manner.

Mark Haynes was employed by the defendant from Sept. 1, until Nov. 27, according to a complaint filed Feb. 27 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

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

The defendant’s failure to pay Haynes’ final wages was in violation of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act, according to the suit.

Haynes claims the defendant caused him actual damages.

As a result of the defendant’s failure to timely pay Haynes’ wages, Haynes is entitled to liquidated damages in an amount which was unpaid when due for three times that unpaid amount, according to the suit.

Haynes is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages. He is being represented by J. Michael Ranson and Cynthia M. Ranson of Ranson Law Offices and G. Patrick Jacobs of Jacobs Law Office.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-402

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