Candace Nall worked for Mal-Motels, which is owned by Mohammad Malik as a front desk clerk and night auditor. For the first four months Nall used a time clock to keep track of the hours but later Malik told her to stop using the time clock and said that he would pay her a “salary” of $8.75 per hour. Nall then started verbally reporting her hours to Malik. There were no accurate written records of the hours that Nall actually worked.
-----------------------Tommy Eden is a Lee County native, an attorney with the local office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP and a member of the ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law and serves on the Board of Directors for the East Alabama SHRM Chapter. He can be contacted at email@example.com or 334-246-2901. Blog www.alabamaatwork.com