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On April 19th, 2023, Kennedy Hunt P.C. filed a complaint against Tonya Kellum Agency, LLC for violating the Missouri Minimum Wage Law, the Missouri Wage Payment Act, and Missouri Common Law. 

In early October 2022, our client began working for Tonya Kellum Agency, LLC as an Insurance Service Representative. According to the lawsuit, when our client worked over 40 hours a week for Tonya Kellum Agency, LLC, she was not paid overtime in violation of Missouri Minimum Wage Law. 

Per the lawsuit: 

Plaintiff was not an exempt employee under Missouri law and therefore should have received overtime for hours worked over forty (40) each week. On or about October 26, 2022, Defendant terminated Plaintiff’s employment. Defendant refused to pay Plaintiff her final paycheck after wrongfully terminating her. Plaintiff’s final paycheck should have totaled $2,076.98, due to unpaid overtime work, plus any commissions Plaintiff earned during her final week of work. On November 8, 2022, Plaintiff sent Defendant a letter requesting payment of her final paycheck. Kellum did not promptly pay Plaintiff her owed wages. On or about January 11, 2023, Defendant sent Plaintiff a check in the amount of $383.76. This was not the full amount of wages Defendant still owed Plaintiff. Defendant has provided no additional payments to Plaintiff. 

The lawsuit seeks lost wages and other benefits of employment, damages for our client, and costs, expenses, and attorneys fees.This case is ongoing. For more information, contact attorneys Michelle Faron, Nicole Matlock, and Sarah Jane Hunt at info@kennedyhuntlaw.com. If you or someone you know has been a victim of discrimination, our skilled attorneys at Kennedy Hunt, P.C. may be able to help you. Fill out a questionnaire so we can understand your claim.