CHARLESTON - A former employee says Beverly Enterprises-West Virginia Inc. failed to pay his final wages in a timely manner after terminating his employment.

Chad D. Morton was terminated from his employment with Beverly, which is doing business as Golden Living Center-Glasgow, and was not paid all wages and benefits due within 72 hours of his termination, according to a complaint filed April 9 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Morton claims the defendant's actions violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

The defendant's actions mean Morton is entitled to liquidated damages in the amount of a day's pay for every day beyond the 72 hours of his termination in which he was not paid up to the statutory cap under such damages, according to the suit.

Morton is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. He is being represented by Christopher B. Frost of Hamilton, Burgess, Young & Pollard PLLC.

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

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-697

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