Dream City Tattoos allegedly charged man $4,000 to learn tattooing, made him do menial tasks

By Noddy A. Fernandez | May 16, 2018

CHICAGO — A man is suing Dream City Tattoos LLC and its owner, Gonzalo J. Cervantes, for alleged breach of contract and unpaid wages.

Vsevolod Shchepanovskyy filed a complaint on May 11 in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the defendants violated the Illinois Minimum Wage Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he paid the defendants $4,000 to learn about the tattoo industry. However, the defendants allegedly made him do menial tasks for 60 to 80 hours per week without any compensation. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly failing to comply with the agreement and pay minimum wage.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment for at least $26,000 in damages, plus statutory damages, costs, attorney's fees and any other relief that the court deems just and proper. He is represented by Marshall J. Burt of the Burt Law Group Ltd. in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-L-4882

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