Starting a new business is tough. But hiring a few employees and then not paying them is a recipe for getting sued. Such is case with Alliance Blood Foundation, a year old blood bank based in Miami, Florida. At least twelve employees, many of them Cuban, had trouble collecting payment on work they had done for ABF despite their early paychecks coming through without a hitch.
Originally, say former employees, the company offered to pay weekly. Then it became bi-weekly. Then it became once every three weeks. And at some point, it looked clear that the company was looking for ways to cut costs at the expense of already-served labor. Their excuse appeared to be an incomplete claim about production goals not being reached. But as attorneys for these former employees are making clear, salaries cannot fluctuate with company objectives.
This is not the first time that Alliance Blood Foundation and its founder, Wilbert Beckford, has been sued. And it simply reminds unemployed job seekers to be cautious about the companies they seek employment.
If you or someone you know have been the victim of lost wages, please contact the law offices of Beers and Gordon P.A. for a free consultation. Our firm serves all of Seminole, Orange, Volusia, Lake, and Brevard counties, including Oviedo, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Sanford, Longwood, Winter Park, Lake Mary, and Greater Orlando. Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined experience ready and willing to go the distance on your case. Call us right away at 407-862-1825.