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Passenger service agent claims company neglected to pay her overtime

Houston, Texas resident Mary L. Thomas filed a lawsuit against aviation security and solutions provider Huntleigh USA Corp. on Tuesday, December 13 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Thomas claims her company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay her overtime.

According to Thomas’ lawsuit, she, a passenger service agent, received below minimum wage salary for her work and was not given overtime pay. She added that Huntleigh USA Corp. also did not pay her for uninterrupted meal breaks. Thomas requested a trial by jury and wants to be given all unpaid wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees, court costs, and other equitable relief deemed necessary by the courts.

If your Houston employer has wrongly classified you as exempt from overtime pay or has simply neglected to pay you overtime even though they are well aware you are eligible for it, our attorneys at Williams Kherkher can help you with your problem. Call our offices today at (888) 262-9002.


Harris County man sues American Recycler for not paying overtime

Harris County, Texas resident J.C. Poullard, Jr. filed a class action complaint, individually and on behalf of others, on Thursday, December 1 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Western Recyclers, Inc. The company does business as American Recycler, claiming the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying overtime.

The lawsuit states Poullard regularly worked more than 40 hours per week at American Recycler as a driver between 2009 and October 2016, but he did not receive overtime compensation at a rate one and one-half times his regular rate of pay. Poullard is attempting a trial by jury and seeks “collective action, all unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and costs, pre- and post-judgment interest and such other and further relief,” according to the SE Texas Record.

Our attorneys at Williams Kherkher provide legal services for our clients in Houston and other areas in Texas, and we handle overtime lawsuits. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (888) 262-9002.


Worker sues company for not paying him overtime

Harris County, Texas resident Yasel Campos filed a class action lawsuit independently and on behalf of other parties on October 21, 2016 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Campos is filing against Prudent Inc., alleging violations of workers compensation acts by failing to pay him overtime.

According to the lawsuit, during the time that Campos was working for the defendants as a butcher starting in August 2015, he consistently worked more than 40 hours per week without receiving overtime pay at a rate not less than one and one-half times his regular pay rate for each hour worked in excess of 40 hours per week as required by the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Campos is claiming the defendant failed to pay him overtime, was not able to maintain proper time records, and retaliated against him by firing him from his job when he asserted his rights. He wants trial by jury, an order that allows the case to proceed as collective action, all unpaid overtime wages, liquidated damages, attorney fees and court costs, and other forms of relief the judges may deem him entitled to.

Our attorneys at Williams Kherkher provide legal services in Houston and other areas in Texas and handle overtime pay issues for workers employed within the state. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team by calling our offices today at (888) 262-9002 so we can attend to your needs.


Field operator claims company failed to pay overtime

Fort Bend County, Texas resident Cedric Fuller filed a lawsuit against oilfield services company ESG USA Inc. on Thursday, October 13 in the Houston Division of the Southern District of Texas. Fuller is claiming the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by failing to pay him overtime wages.

According to the lawsuit, Fuller worked as a field operator for the company in several states, including Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. During that time, Fuller said he was paid his hourly rate but did not receive overtime premiums when he worked in excess of 40 hours per week. ESG allegedly classified him incorrectly as exempt from overtime, so he was not paid the overtime rate of one and one-half times the regular rate of pay. Fuller wants trial by jury, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages with penalty and interest, attorney fees, costs, expenses, and other relief as deemed necessary by the courts.

If your employer owes you overtime pay, file a lawsuit against him or her with the help of our attorneys at Williams Kherkher, who provide legal services in Houston and other areas in Texas, by calling our offices today at (888) 262-9002.


Engineer claims oilfield services company neglected to pay overtime

Grady County, Oklahoma resident Adam Horn filed a class action lawsuit, individually and as part of a group against oilfield industrial services company Baker Hughes Oilfield Operations, Inc. Horn claimed that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by refusing to pay him overtime pay for the extended hours that he worked for the firm.

According to the lawsuit, Horn has regularly worked for more than 40 hours per week without overtime pay as a mud engineer at Baker Hughes from August 2009 to November 2014. Horn further alleges that Bakers Hugh misclassified him as exempted from overtime and did not compensate him for all the times that he did overtime work by paying him at one and one-half times his regular pay rate as mandated by the FLSA.

Misclassifying a worker as exempt from overtime pay when he is not exempt is illegal. If your employer has done this to you, leading to you not receiving overtime pay for your overtime work, take your employers to court with the help of our attorneys at Williams Kherkher by calling our Houston offices today at (888) 262-9002.


More than 30 Wilkes County employees can qualify for overtime after revision of FLSA

Amendments to the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) make it so more workers, including 32 Wilkes County, North Carolina government employees, can qualify for time and-a-half pay or compensatory time if they put in more than 40 hours of work per week.

From December 1, 2016 onward, only employees who are earning at least $47,476 yearly can be exempt from overtime pay or compensatory time. According to the United States Department of Labor, the amendment means that an additional 4.2 million workers all over the country and 156,000 in North Carolina are now eligible for overtime.

Alexandria, Virginia-based professional group, Society for Human Resources Management, said private sector employees most likely affected by the change in the law are those who work in middle management, retail and call centers, and the hospitality industry.

If your employer in Houston or another area of Texas fails to comply with state and federal wage and overtime laws, get in touch with our attorneys at Williams Kherkher. Call our offices today at (888) 262-9002 so that we can file an appropriate lawsuit on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve.


Senate Cafeteria Workers Win $1 million in Backpay

Even in the lawmaking center of the country, fair wage laws can still be broken, as can be seen in the recent case where the US Department of Labor found that the US Capitol underpaid its cafeteria workers $1 million over the last several years.

The private contractor used in the Capitol’s cafeterias, Restaurant Associates, and a subcontractor, Personnel Plus, were found to be at fault for underpaying their workers by misclassifying personnel into lower-paying positions and asking them to work overtime without extra pay.

The Department of Labor’s six-year investigation found that 604 employees were underpaid by Restaurant Associates in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The company is currently working to pay $1 million in back pay to current and former employees. It is currently yet to be determined whether or not Restaurant Associates will be able to hold future federal government contracts. The Department found Personnel Plus also guilty of underpaying the cafeteria workers, though the company has repeatedly denied taking any role in the withholding of wages.

No matter the size or standing of the company, the lawyers at Williams Kherkher are ready to fight for workers’ rightful claim to the wages they have earned. Call our Houston offices at (888) 262-9002 to discuss your case with one of our experienced wage claim attorneys.


Oilfield services company WadeCo Specialties ordered to pay $439,000 in back-wages to employees

Following an investigation by the United States Department of Labor (DOL), WadeCo Specialties was ordered to pay more than $439,000 to fifty employees for back wages and other damages. According to the Midland Tribune The investigation found that Wadeco Specialties, a Midland-based oilfield services company, routinely mis-classified employees as exempt from the overtime requirements set by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This allowed the company to avoid paying overtime wages to individuals who should have been eligible for such payment.

These employees regularly worked more than 40 hours per week, but were paid a flat salary with no overtime pay. The DOL investigation found that the employees actually belonged in a different classification and were owed damages and overtime pay as a result. It is important to note that although certain employees may be exempt from overtime, the majority of employees in an organization are most likely not exempt from overtime pay.

When companies intentionally or accidentally mis-classify employees, the workers invariably suffer the consequences. The oilfield FLSA attorneys of Williams Kherkher believe that all employees deserve to be paid a fair wage for the number of hours they have worked, and have pushed to hold companies accountable for the wages they owe. For more information, contact an attorney at 800-220-9341.