Man says Aetna Building Maintenance failed to timely pay final wages

By Kyla Asbury | Apr 26, 2013

CHARLESTON - A former employee is suing Aetna Building Maintenance Inc. for failing to pay his final wages in a timely manner.

Branden A. Baldwin began his employment with Aetna on May 1, and was continuously employed thereafter until Jan. 10, according to a complaint filed April 15 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Baldwin claims the defendant failed to pay his final wages within 72 hours of terminating his employment, which is a violation of the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

As a result of Aetna's violation, Baldwin is entitled to an award of the wages and benefits due, plus interest, according to the suit.

Baldwin claims as a result of the defendant's failure to timely pay his final wages, he is also entitled to liquidated damages in an amount which was unpaid when due for three times that unpaid amount.

The defendant's failure to timely pay Baldwin's final wages caused him damages, according to the suit.

Baldwin is seeking compensatory and liquidated damages with interest. 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 Tod J. Kaufman.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-732

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