Lincoln Co. man claims construction firm owes him nearly $6,000 in unpaid wages

By Philip Gonzales | Nov 4, 2016

LOGAN — An employee is suing C.D. Cook & Son Construction Co., Inc. and Charles Cook, construction company and managing officer, citing alleged violation of workers compensation acts.

Zack Elkins filed a complaint on Oct. 12, in the Logan Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they violated the West Virginia Wage Payment and Collection Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that, between July 2015 and December 2015, he performed work for defendant on its Route 10 highway Project without receiving proper and complete wages. The West Virginia Division of Labor determined that defendants owed him $5,743.64 in unpaid wages. The plaintiff holds C.D. Cook & Son Construction Co., Inc. and Charles Cook responsible because the defendants allegedly did not pay him proper and complete wages as required by West Virginia law. To date, defendants have refused to make any payment of the said amount.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks an award for unpaid wages in the sum amount of $5,743.64, additional liquidated damages of $11,487.28, attorney's fees, costs and such other relief as justice requires. He is represented by Hoyt Glazer of Law Office of Hoyt Glazer PLLC in Huntington.

Logan Circuit Court Case number 16-c-239

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